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How can I find non-dairy sources of calcium?

Most experts think you can target much of your daily calcium needs by choosing foods rich in calcium. Here’s a list of some familiar and perhaps new options:
  • Collard greens -- 178 mg calcium per half cup;
  • Okra -- one-half cup cooked has 90 mg;
  • Kale -- 1 cup raw has about 90 mg;
  • Dried figs -- 5 have about 68 mg;
  • Orange -- 1 medium has about 52 mg;
  • Blackberries -- 1 cup has about 42 mg.
Other foods rich in calcium include sardines, canned salmon, tofu, beans, nuts, seeds, and corn tortillas.

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