Your personal healthenista and fitness expert, Marzia Prince, fills us in on some of the best plant-based foods to find your calcium. Many people worry about a plant-based lifestyle when it comes to many nutrients, including calcium, but the natural world delivers plenty of ways to keep your bones, teeth, and tissues strong and healthy. You need roughly 1200mg of this strengthening mineral each day. Let’s look at the ones Marzia chooses to meet those needs.
Beans on average contain a decent dose of 120mg per serving. There are many types of beans, so the amount varies, but all beans are rich in protein, fiber, and calcium. Amaranth is a superfood seed that has 275mg of calcium in just one cup, and it makes a good breakfast. Collard greens are calcium powerhouses, packing 350mg of calcium into a cup. Want something sweet? Oranges are up there too. Figs and dates add a good amount of calcium to your snacking. Chia and sesame are two seeds that can be used in a myriad of ways to up your calcium intake too, while also getting more protein and healthy omega 3s. Calcium is all around you, if you know where to look.