Foods to Increase Calcium When You Can’t Drink Milk

There are many reasons you may not be able to drink milk. You may be lactose intolerant, or you may be dealing with a health issue that makes dairy off-limits. If that is the case, you may be worried about getting enough calcium in your body.

The good news is that there are quite a few foods that you can add into your diet to make up the difference that you miss from the lack of milk. Here are some of the best foods when you want to boost your body’s calcium levels.

Best Foods to Add into a High-Calcium Diet

When adding calcium to your diet and milk isn’t an option, consider adding some of these to your daily meals:

– 1 cup of canned white beans (adds nearly 20% of your daily calcium)

– ¼ cup of dry and roasted almonds (adds nearly 10% of your daily calcium)

– Sardines (adds about 30% of your daily calcium)

– 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds (adds 10% of your daily calcium)

– One medium orange (adds more than 5% of your daily calcium, plus vitamin C)

– 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses (adds almost 20% of your daily calcium)

– Around 1 cup of seaweed, raw (adds almost 15% of daily calcium, plus iodine, and lots of fiber)

Calcium is not only important to keep your bones strong, but your teeth, too. If you cannot have milk for some reason, consider adding any of these foods into your diet so that you can keep your smile beautiful and your bones ready for whatever life throws at you.

Even when milk is not a viable source for calcium, there are plenty of alternatives that can keep you healthy and full of calcium without any need to worry.

Please contact us if you have any questions about your oral health during a diet.