11 Places to Find the Calcium You’re Probably Lacking

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4. Legumes

Other places to get your calcium fix include white beans and black-eyed peas (yes, they’re a legume). Again, they can be cooked a variety of ways to suit your needs and tastebuds. Soy beans and soy milk work too. If you like milk but can’t have it, soy milk is your new best friend!

white beans with carrot and green pepper

5. Leafy Greens

The list of green leafy things that have lots of calcium is pretty much endless: dandelion greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, kale, watercress, bok choy, spinach, arugula…

Dandelions greens and flowers

6. Other Vegetables

Cabbage, broccoli, and asparagus are all vegetables that fall into the same calcium-rich category but aren’t as leafy-green as their cousins on the previous page. The takeaway here is that if there’s a vegetable you like, do some research on it. Odds are, it’s probably a decent source of calcium.


7. Fish

Seafood is also a great source of various nutrients. Salmon, sardines, and herring top our list. Any canned fish will contain softened pieces of bone, therefore providing plenty of calcium. Quick, simple, and good for you.

Steamed salmon with fresh herbs and lemon. Rice as a garnish

Elizabeth Nelson is a wordsmith, an alumna of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, a four-leaf-clover finder, and a grammar connoisseur. She has lived in west Michigan since age four but loves to travel to new (and old) places. In her free time, she. . . wait, what’s free time?
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