Calcium Rich Food: 7 Calcium Rich Food You Should Add To Your Diet For Healthy Life(2023)


1.  Parmesan cheese
Parmesan cheese is an aged Italian wonder named after its area of production ‘Parma’. Made with unpasteurized cow milk, it works beautifully when grated over pasta dishes, stirred into soups and risottos.

Delve in this mouth-watering keto mac and cheese to satisfy both your heart and calcium needs. 

Parmesan cheese is not only a brilliant source of calcium (a 100 grams of parmesan gives about 90% of the daily required intake of calcium), it also offers a good source of protein, fat, vitamins (A, B6 & 12), and is low in lactose!

2.  Chia seeds
Chia seeds are a rich source of calcium as they offer 250 to 600 mg of calcium per 100 grams of seeds. These tiny power-packed nutrients, pack a punch full of fibre, protein and vitamins (B1 and  B2).

A wholesome healthy breakfast with a handful of chia seeds shall boost your calcium levels. 

Chia seeds are also low in calories (101 calories per 28 grams) and are loaded with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, thereby helping in managing weight, warding off heart ailments, and maintaining bone health.

3. Almonds
Of all nuts, almonds have the highest calcium congtent(28 grams of almonds delivers 8% of the recommended dietary intake of calcium).

Take care of your bones by adding a handful of almonds in your diet every day. 

They are also a rich source of fibre, magnesium, manganese, vitamin E, fats, and protein—and hence help in lowering blood pressure, body fat, and other risk factors for metabolic diseases.

4. Tofu
Providing us with 53% of the daily dietary recommendation of calcium (per 100 gram of tofu), this versatile ingredient is also an excellent source of amino acids, iron, and other micronutrients.

This plant-based calcium source can help you maintain healthy bones. 

Believed to be accidentally discovered about 2000 years ago in China, tofu is a gluten-free and low-calorie food that contains no cholesterol and helps fight cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, liver damage, and also offers relief for certain symptoms of menopause.

5. Black eyed peas (lobhia)
Besides being a good source of calcium (10% of the daily dietary value per 100 g of lobhia), black-eyed peas are low in fat and high in protein and hence possess disease prevention qualities. These calcium-rich fibrous beans help lower blood levels of damaging LDL cholesterol, prevent osteoporosis, and heart disease(s).

6. Beetroot greens
This superfood is packed with high amounts of vitamins and nutrients, including iron, protein, magnesium, zinc, and fibre. Offering 114 mg calcium per 100 gram, it also happens to be extremely low in calories, fat, and cholesterol.

These beetroot chips shall help you crunch your way to optimum calcium levels. 

In this long line of benefits, beetroot greens also contain plenty of nitrates that help lower blood pressure , improve oxygen levels, fight inflammation, improve digestive health, and support brain health.

7. Orange
Commonly known for its high vitamin C content, orange is our go-to citrus fruit for salads and juices. Enriching us with 40 mg of calcium per 100 grams of orange, this low-calorie fruit contributes to clear skin, lower blood pressure, improves cardiovascular health, and the presence of fibre helps with weight management and controlling diabetes.

Calcium is the magic mineral that you need and now, you know which foods are rich in it!

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