Top Food Sources for Calcium

Allison Bush | Oct 3, 2012

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A new study published in the journal Heart suggests calcium supplements do more harm to the body than good. A large study of nearly 24,000 people showed that people who took more than 1,100 mg of calcium per day regularly were 86% more likely to suffer a heart attack than those who took no supplements. What should you do? Perhaps err on the side of caution and get your calcium from natural food sources.

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#1: Yogurt

8 oz of plain, low fat yogurt will give you 42% of your daily value of calcium at 415 mg per serving.



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#2: Orange juice

6 oz of calcium fortified orange juice is another great source, giving you 38% of your daily value of calcium.

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#3: Mozzarella cheese

Who doesn’t like mozzarella cheese? Lucky for us, 1.5 oz of this delicious treat has 333 mg of calcium. Yum!

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#4: Sardines

Just 3 oz of these little guys, packed in oil, will bring you a hefty 325 mg serving of calcium.

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#5: Milk

Last, but probably the most obvious source of calcium, is milk. 8 oz of non-fat milk will give you 299 mg of calcium and 30% of your daily value.

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#6: Other non-dairy sources

Other non-dairy sources high in calcium include Chinese cabbage, kale, broccoli, tofu, and salmon.