Vegan Or Lactose-Intolerant? Nutritionist Pooja Malhotra Lists The Best Non-Dairy Sources Of Calcium
Calcium is essential for the health of our bones and teeth and it also performs several other important functions. The best-known food sources are dairy products. However, due to intolerance, allergies and various other reasons, many people have to omit dairy.
There are many important non-dairy sources of calcium
Calcium is necessary for good health. It contributes to the health of your bones and teeth, as well as heart health, muscular function, and nerve activity in the body. So, no matter what stage of life you're in, getting adequate calcium in your diet is critical for optimal health. Calcium is found in milk, cheese, and yogurt, but it can also be found in a variety of non-dairy foods. This is potentially good news for vegans and lactose intolerant people who can't fully digest dairy products. In an Instagram video, nutritionist Pooja Malhotra listed a few non-dairy sources of calcium.
She captioned the post, “Calcium is essential for the health of our bones and teeth, also performs several other important functions. The best-known food sources are dairy products. However, due to intolerance, allergies and various other reasons, many people have to omit dairy.”
The non-dairy sources of calcium Pooja mentioned included soy milk, tofu, broccoli, beans, almonds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, dried figs, edamame, kale and mustard greens.
Here's her post:
Talking about calcium, as we have already mentioned earlier, it's one of the most important factors to keep bones and teeth healthy. In an earlier post, Pooja Malhotra had discussed tooth health with her followers. She highlighted the several nutrients required for maintaining tooth health, such as vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorus and proteins. To know more about the foods you should eat for healthy teeth, click here.
In an earlier post, Pooja Malhotra had told her followers the differences between sugar and jaggery. She also outlined if replacing sugar with jaggery was a healthy option. She said she got a lot of calls from people who wanted to know if baking their cake with whole wheat and replacing sugar with jaggery made it healthier. To know what Pooja had to say, click here.
The nutritionist had once also outlined the health benefits of garlic, and ways to use it for better heart health and stronger immunity. She said that the sulphur content in garlic helped in absorbing zinc, which is another immunity-boosting mineral. The other benefits of garlic, according to Pooja Malhotra, are it helps in reducing high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, helps in boosting hair growth and is beneficial to those with heart diseases as well. Read more about it here.
We hope these tips by Pooja Malhotra help you in the long run. However, when it comes to starting a health routine, always remember to start slow, so that you don't end up burning out mid-way.
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