Calcium is an essential nutrient that many of us don’t get enough of in our diets. We need calcium for our bone and brain health. So, just how do we find a place for calcium-rich foods in our daily routine? Easy. Just try adding a few of these items to your meals. Here are 5 ways to get more calcium in your diet.
Milk – Yes, we’ve all seen those lovely ads with our favorite celebs donning white, milky mustaches. But really, as silly as it looks or sounds, milk is good for you and can give you a calcium boost. Have some cereal with milk, chocolate milk or add some milk to your coffee. Every small bit counts!
Yogurt –Yogurt is awesome. There are plenty of varieties of yogurt–low fat, Greek, fruit on the bottom. They’re all delicious and most of them are nutritious. Watch out for high amounts of sugar, though.
Cheese – Who doesn’t love cheese? There are plenty of ways to add small bits of cheese to your diet. You can add some to your sandwich or salad. Or you can sprinkle a small amount of grated cheese over your chicken. Cheese can have high amounts of sodium and fat so just make sure you find what’s best for your dietary needs.
Beans – In addition to being a good source of protein, beans are also good for upping your daily dose of calcium. Add them to your soup or salad to get all the benefits beans to have to offer.
Broccoli – Have some broccoli for a change. It contains calcium and is good food to munch on in between meals.
Whether you are looking to simply change up your diet or specifically incorporate more calcium into your life, these foods are a great way to start.