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April 15, 2018 - Naked Food Magazine

How does the calcium we get from plants stack up against the calcium in dairy products? The answer may surprise you.

How does the calcium we get from plants stack up against the calcium in dairy products? The answer may surprise you.

The calcium in dark green leafy vegetables like kale, broccoli, and bok choy, is absorbed by the body about twice as well as the calcium in milk, and you also get as a bonus: fiber and folate, iron and antioxidants, and bone health superstar vitamin K.

GruntVegan: Calcium is an essential mineral for healthy bones. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) advocate that people who eat plant-based diets probably have lower calcium needs. As well, they report that exercise and a diet moderate in protein will help to protect your bones. Kale, collard greens, broccoli, kelp, spinach and boy choy are some examples of calcium rich foods. Getting calcium from plant foods also has the added advantage of additional nutrients and antioxidant benefits.

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