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.

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

    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 >>

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    Bok Choy

    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

    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 >>

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    Kale

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

    Almonds

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

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    Broccoli

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

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    Spinach

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

    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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      i,m confused about what is the most healthy menu.