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5 Sources Of Calcium You Can Add To Your Vegan Diet

A vegan diet restricts the consumption of animal-based products. Here are some vegan source of calcium those following a vegan diet can add to diet.

5 Sources Of Calcium You Can Add To Your Vegan Diet

Vegetables like broccoli and spinach contain calcium

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Calcium is essential for bones and teeth
  2. Spinach can offer you good amount of iron, calcium and fibre
  3. You can add chia seeds to your diet to boost calcium levels

Calcium is essential for your bones and teeth. Consumption of enough calcium is focused since childhood. From milk to curd there us a huge variety of calcium-rich food you can add to your diet. All dairy products are loaded with calcium. But not many are aware of the fact that there are many non-dairy sources of calcium too. These can help add variety to the diet. Also, those suffering from lactose intolerance can receive calcium from these sources. In this article, you will know about these sources of calcium.

Non-dairy sources of calcium


1. Almonds

Almonds can offer you numerous health benefits. It can help you boost heart health. Almonds are loaded with vitamin E that can help you boost skin and hair health. Almonds can also provide you with calcium. You can consume 5-6 soaked almonds every morning.

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You must start your day with a few soaked almonds
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2. Spinach

One of the leafy greens, spinach is a source of calcium. It can also provide you with iron. You can add calcium to your diet in several ways. You can add to salads, smoothies, shakes, sandwiches, curries and whatnot.

Also read: 5 Mistakes You Should Avoid When Following A Plant-Based Diet To Prevent Nutritional Deficiencies

3. Tofu

Not just calcium, tofu is a great source of protein too. it is prepared with soy milk, making it suitable for those suffering from lactose intolerance.

Also read: Weight Loss: Can Plant-Based Diet Help Boost Metabolism? Here's The Answer

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Tofu is a vegan source of protein and calcium
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4. Broccoli

This green vegetable loads up your diet with many essential nutrients. It can offer you antioxidants and fibre. Adding broccoli to diet can also help reduce inflammation. High fibre content also promotes digestion and reduces the chances of constipation.

Also read: Diabetes: Can A Plant Based Diet Help Control Blood Sugar Levels? Nutritionist Shares The Pros And Cons Of This Diet

5. Chia seeds

Chia seeds are a vegan source of protein. Chia seeds have gained attention as weight loss-friendly food as they contain a high amount of protein and fibre. You can add calcium to your diet with chia seeds.

Do not miss calcium on a vegan diet with these above-mentioned sources!


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