Don’t Like Milk? Try These High-Calcium Foods Instead

A glass of milk typically has about 300 mg of calcium, or roughly 30% of the recommended daily intake. While milk is an excellent source of calcium, there are plenty of other foods that deliver just as much, if not more of this bone-healthy nutrient. It may be surprising to find out that certain fish, vegetables, and seeds are all packed with calcium!


It may come as a surprise to hear that a 3.75 ounce can of sardines has even more calcium in it than milk does! That’s largely due to the bones, which are safe to digest and packed with nutrients.

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Sardines may be a little intimidating to eat, but there are plenty of recipes out there that make the look and taste milder. They can be a great addition to salads, curry, casserole, or can be grilled as an appetizer!