Updated: Dec 23, 2021
Calcium is essential for bone health, function of nerves and muscle tissue.
How much calcium do we need daily?
Increase Your Intake of Non-Dairy calcium rich Products:
Choose calcium-fortified soy and rice milk.
Use canned salmon or sardines.
Use baked beans in salads, pasta and stews
Use dark greens such as spinach, in salads or add to your soups, and pasta.
Add firm or extra-firm tofu made with calcium sulphate.
Have an almond butter sandwich.
Grab a handful of plain almonds as a snack.
Read the Nutrition Facts table on packaged foods and choose those foods that are high in calcium. ✓ A ‘good source of calcium’, which means the food contains at least 165 mg of calcium per serving. ✓ An ‘excellent source of calcium’, which means the food contains at least 275 mg of calcium per serving.
Note to remember: Adequate vitamin D levels are important to assist the absorption of calcium in our body.