5 Calcium-Rich Foods to Add to Your Diet

Calcium expert Robert P. Heaney, MD, at Omaha’s Creighton University, suggests all adults aim for 2,000 mg of calcium per day—from food, if possible, because other nutrients amplify its effect. American adults get only about 700 mg of calcium in their diet each day, on average. But it’s easy to sneak more into your menu. Drinking milk with meals gets you about 300 mg of calcium per eight-ounce glass or you can also try the less obvious sources pictured here.

By Elizabeth Drake from Reader's Digest | June 2010
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    1. Cooked Spinach
    245 mg of calcium per cup

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    2. FortifiedSoy Milk
    299 mg of calcium per 8 ounces

    3. Edamame (baby soybeans)
    98 mg per cup

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    4. Almonds
    190 mg per 1/2 cup

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    5. Cooked Broccoli
    62 mg per cup

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