11 Calcium-Rich Foods That Are Natural Fat Burners

It's easy to get more fat-burning calcium into your diet—and, unlike your mother told you, it doesn't involve drinking more milk! Here are 11 unexpected foods that are great sources of calcium.

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Research shows that people who don't eat enough calcium have a higher percentage of body fat.

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They also and find themselves less able to control their appetites. A calcium-rich diet can lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels; it's one of the 13 fat-releasing foods in our book, The Digest Diet. Here are 11 new ways to get the recommend 100 mg experts suggest you need each day.

Sesame Seeds

Calcium level: 277 mg, 28% Daily Value
Serving: 1 ounce, about 160 calories
Try it: Easy Sesame Broccoli >>

Bok Choy

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Calcium level: 158 mg, 16% Daily Value
Serving: 1 cup, about 20 calories
Try it: Ginger salmon with bok choy >>

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Tahini

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Calcium level: 112 mg, 12% Daily Value
Serving: 2 tablespoons, about 160 calories
Try it: Lemony hummus >>

Cream Cheese

Calcium level: 98 mg, 10% Daily Value
Serving: 1 ounce of fat free cream cheese, about 29 calories
Try it: Roasted peaches with cream cheese filling >>

Kale

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Calcium level: 93 mg, 9% Daily Value
Serving: 1 cup, about 36 calories
Try it: Sweet potato kale soup >>

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Almonds

Calcium level: 75 mg, 8% Daily Value
Serving: 1 ounce (22 almonds), about 170 calories
Try it: Almond-citrus salad >>

Broccoli

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Calcium level: 62 mg, 6% Daily Value
Serving: 1 cup, about 55 calories
Try it: Broccoli Raisin Salad >>

Spinach

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Calcium level: 60 mg, 6% Daily Value
Serving: 2 cups, about 14 calories
Try it: Spinach Apple Salad >>

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Watercress

Calcium level: 40 mg, 4% Daily Value
Serving: 1 cup, about 4 calories
Try it: Watercress dip >>

Romano Cheese

Calcium level: 298 mg, 30% Daily Value
Serving: 1 ounce, about 108 calories
Try it: Romano Chicken Supreme >>


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