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#1 Old 03-04-2014, 09:56 PM
 
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I'm still growing a lot and I kind of have to get a good amount of calcium in a day. I don't drink milk anymore, but that was basically my main source of calcium. So what fruits and vegetables have a lot of calcium?

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#2 Old 03-04-2014, 09:59 PM
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Collard greens are the best, kale is also good. Generally, leafy greens besides spinach are safe bets.
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#3 Old 03-04-2014, 10:56 PM
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Dates have calcium if you like sweets smiley.gif
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#4 Old 03-04-2014, 11:48 PM
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Dates have calcium if you like sweets smiley.gif
My son lately has been making date bars with oats and raisins, and I like them as much as chocolate! smiley.gif
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Orange juice and leafy greens as beanspud indicated.

I prefer focusing on having sufficient Vitamin D levels since Vitamin D increases the absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, etc...
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Can you drink plant based milks like almond, soy, rice, oat, hemp?  Often those are also fortified with a plant based vitamin D in addition to calcium.  

 

As other said, leafy greens are also good, and contain a whole host of other vitamins and micronutrients that are good for bones (such as magnesium).  A tablespoon or two of blackstrap molasses in your cereal is good too for calcium.  Here is a list of calcium rich plant based foods and a sample menu of how to meet those needs:

 

http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/calcium.php


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#7 Old 03-05-2014, 07:55 AM
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My son lately has been making date bars with oats and raisins, and I like them as much as chocolate! smiley.gif

LedBoots please, ask your son if he would not mind sharing the recipe it sounds yummy! smiley.gif
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#8 Old 03-06-2014, 05:08 PM
 
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Thanks guys! I love dates and kale and I was surprised that almond milk was so amazing and that it had more calcium than regular milk.

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#9 Old 03-06-2014, 09:59 PM
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Almond milk is the bomb.

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