Nutrition Diva has the scoop on alternative (and tasty) sources of this important nutrient.
Calcium is important for strong bones, but you don’t have to get it from dairy products. Leafy green vegetables like kale, Swiss chard, and collards are also excellent sources of highly absorbable calcium. In fact, a cup of cooked collard greens contains about 25% more calcium than a cup of milk!
Spinach is a special case: Although it contains a lot of calcium, spinach also has compounds called oxalates, which make it harder for your body to absorb calcium.
Image courtesy of Shutterstock