Dr. Oz, Best Non Dairy Calcium Foods – Figs, Spinach, Sesame Seeds,

Dr. Oz Talks About The Best Non Dairy Foods High In Calcium

To Dr. Oz did a segment about the best non dairy calcium foods for people who are lactose intolerant, have milk sensitivities, or just choose to not have dairy in their diet.  Calcium is needed for strong bones so finding good food sources of calcium is very important.  Listed below are Dr. Oz’s favorite non dairy calcium rich foods that you should consider adding to your diet.

Non Dairy Calcium Foods

Most people don’t realize that they are calcium deficient until deficiency related problems start occurring.  People that don’t drink dairy may be at higher risk if they aren’t finding their calcium needs from other non dairy food sources.  When you don’t have enough calcium in your diet your body will extract the calcium it needs from your bones and this in turn causes your bones to weaken.

Not only is calcium important for strong bones it also is important for a healthy heart, muscles, and nerves.  Dr. Oz said that you should try to get 1,000 mg of calcium each day.  Here are some of Dr. Oz’s favorite non dairy calcium rich food sources :

Spinach – Just consuming one cup of spinach will provide your body 1/2 of it’s daily calcium needs.

Sesame Feeds – 1/4 cup of sesame seeds will give you 1/2 of your daily requirements

Dried figs – 1 Cup of dried figs will give you 1/2 of your daily calcium needs.

Sardines – 1 can of sardines will give you half of the daily amount of calcium that you need.

Do you have any calcium rich “non dairy” food sources that you would like to share?

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