TAG: Dairy

Calcium Food Sources

Calcium rich foods

Calcium is best known for its role in promoting bone health and reducing the risk of osteoporosis, but it is also important for many other aspects of health. Calcium works synergistically with other minerals and nutrients, so even if you take supplements, it’s a good idea to obtain some calcium from whole foods as well. Foods with a very high calcium content include milk, yogurt (especially plain), cheeses (especially Swiss), and canned sardines and salmon (with bones). Fatty fish such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, and tuna are also good sources of vitamin D, which is required for proper absorption of… read more

Calcium Other Than Dairy

Calcium rich foods

I don’t know about you, but when I have dairy something strange happens. It’s not a major upset, just an un-ease. A little queasy and, well, mucous-y. Gross, I know! I’m not positive that I am lactose (milk sugar) intolerant, just perhaps a tad sensitive to it. Frankly, I feel better when I don’t eat dairy and I know a fair amount of people in the same boat. Concerning, as this is the food group where we are supposed to get our intake of calcium, right? Well, there are many food sources rich in calcium, just not as heavily publicized… read more