Sunday, September 2, 2012

Raw/Vegan Calcium Sources

1. Dark leafy Green vegetables – Dark leafy greens are great sources of calcium; especially varieties such as kale and spinach. Make Green smoothies! (Key "Smoothie" into the search box of this blog for some recipes!)
2. Broccoli – Broccoli is great source of calcium; It holds many other very important nutrients too. It is a nutritional powerhouse so juice it, blend it or lightly steamed.
3. Almonds – Almonds contain more calcium than any other nut. Almonds and almond butter are great sources of calcium so swap your peanut butter for almond butter. Or try some almond milk.
4. Sesame seeds/Tahini – Tahini is a great product to have in your fridge. You can add it to salad dressings, or cut up apple pieces to dip in it. It has a nutty flavour and is super high in calcium.
5. Whole flaxseeds – Sprinkle these on your breakfast or make some raw crackers.
6. Figs – YUM! Figs have a sweet taste. They are delicious and a good source of calcium. Great as a snack.
7. Chia Seeds – Many people are unaware that chia seeds are super high in calcium. You can add them to everything; Breakfasts, soups, smoothies, crackers.
8. Vitamin D helps improve calcium absorption. Food, sunlight or Vitamin D3 Supplementation are your three sources for vitamin D. The best is sunlight, so get out and get some sunshine or sun time!

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