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Dietary Sources of Calcium

Calcium-rich foods are the best way to get the vital nutrient. Supplements can have side effects; they've been linked to increased risk of heart disease and kidney stones.

Here's a list of calcium sources you can add to your diet:

Dairy:
Milk
Yogurt
Cheese
Soymilk

Vegetables:
Acorn Squash
Arugula
Broccoli
Chard
Okra
Kale (raw)
Spinach (cooked)

Fruits:
Figs
Calcium-fortified orange Juice

Nuts:
Sesame Seeds
Almonds

Fish:
Canned mackerel
Sardines

Other:
Blackstrap molasses