11 Places to Find the Calcium You’re Probably Lacking

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8. Molasses

Blackstrap molasses is one of the more surprising sources of calcium we’ve come across. You may be wondering how on earth you’re going to get that into your diet, but we promise it’s more versatile than you think. Molasses tastes great in baked beans, barbecue sauce, cookies and other baked goods, and more! Calci-YUM!

Pouring Molasses

9. Oranges and Orange Juice

That’s right! Your favorite vitamin C producer is also your new favorite source of calcium! Oranges just keep getting better.

Glass of orange juice and oranges on wooden table background

10. Other Fruits

Oranges aren’t the only fruits with lots of calcium. Figs, either fresh or dried, are a good source too. And avocados, the trendy and beloved superfood, are right up there with them.

fresh figs

11. Supplements and Fortified Foods

If you just can’t seem to get enough calcium in your diet the natural way, a calcium-fortified food such as cereal (Cheerios® come to mind) is a good way to go. Or there are always straight-up supplements. Some of these supplements also include vitamin D, which aids in the absorption of calcium.

Breakfast Cereal

Remember that calcium and vitamin D go hand in hand, and you need both to support a healthy diet. Click the “next” button below to learn about the importance of vitamin D and where to find it.

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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