First off, what exactly is calcium? Calcium is actually a mineral that is absolutely essential for humans, as well as other creatures, in order for the body’s metabolism to work correctly, not only does it help your metabolism tremendously, but it also helps improve other things in the body like the connections between your nerves, heart action, and muscle movement. Calcium’s main function for your body however, and this is something you might already know, is your bones and teeth as healthy, strong and full as possible.
10 Calcium Rich Super Foods That Provide Tons Of Health Benefits, That Aren’t Milk
Almonds: First off on our list, Almonds, these commons nuts are commonly used as snack foods, as well as toppings for things like smoothies or yogurt. They are rich in Vitamin E, while also containing 70-80mg of calcium, depending on the actual size and shape of the nut.
Bananas: Bet you didn’t see that one coming, bananas are often hailed as the kings of potassium and magnesium, but it just so happens that they’re quite rich in other things too. Things such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and calcium. Bananas are incredibly easy to find, they’re at literally any supermarket you can find in the United States, you’d be hard-pressed to find a grocery store that simply didn’t carry them.
Yogurt: Yogurt is milk that is made by fermentation of bacteria. Yogurt can be made from any milk, including soy milk. But most of the yogurt itself is made from cow’s milk. Yogurt is also a high-calcium foods as milk-based, which certainly has most of the nutritional content of milk.
White Beans: Beans in general have a fairly high calcium content overall, but we picked white beans over any of the others, simply because the calcium content is a relatively higher amount then in any of the other beans out there. 100 grams of white beans contain around 442 mg of calcium. That’s actually quite a bit.
Cheese: Ah, cheese… Yummy, delicious, scrumptious, mouth-watering, easily meltable, CHEESE… I’ve always loved cheese, it’s been a large part of my life since I was a child, when I was younger I can honestly say that one of my goals for the day was to, “get cheese.” Seeing as cheese is a food made from milk, naturally it’s bound to have a lot of calcium, and, not surprisingly, it does! But the similarities to milk only start there, it also shares nearly all of the healthy nutritional content found in milk, and trust me, that’s a good thing.