7 Ways to Get Your Calcium Dairy-Free | Patrick Loftus DDS

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Calcium is vital for building strong, healthy teeth and bones, but lactose intolerance can make getting enough challenging. Lactose, the sugar found in dairy, affects about 65% of people past infancy.

If you’re lactose intolerant but still want to ensure you get enough calcium, consider these non-dairy sources:

  1. Canned Seafood: Sardines and salmon are excellent sources of calcium, even more so than their fresh counterparts. Canned seafood contains small, soft, edible bones that are a great addition to salads or dishes.
  2. Calcium-Fortified Juices: Orange and cranberry juices come in calcium-fortified varieties, tasting just like regular juice but packed with calcium.
  3. Plant-Based Milks: Soy, rice, and almond milks offer added calcium and can be used as substitutes for dairy milk. Experiment with different flavors to find your favorite.
  4. Beans: Black-eyed peas and baked beans are rich in calcium.
  5. Green Vegetables: Collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, spinach, kale, and broccoli are all excellent sources of natural calcium.
  6. Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, flaxseeds, and sunflower seeds are all strong sources of calcium. Enjoy them as snacks or salad additives.
  7. Breakfast Cereals: Many breakfast cereals are fortified with calcium. Opt for old-fashioned rolled oatmeal for another calcium-rich option.

At Syringa Dental and Implants, Patrick Loftus DDS and our team are here to help you maintain excellent oral health. Don’t let dairy troubles prevent you from getting your recommended daily calcium. For more information on how to improve your oral health, contact our office today.

Syringa Dental and Implants of Post Falls
Email: Smile@Syringa.dental
Phone: 208-777-0292
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1850 E Seltice Way
Post Falls, ID 838354