Wow thanks! I never thought almond milk or tofu could be so nutritious. Looks like I'll be trying to incorporate those into my diet as well. Thanks so much!!
Fitness Minutes: (9,944)
777 5/22/13 2:29 P
as MISSSVJS said, unsweetened almond milk (I use Silk brand unsweetened vanilla almond milk) contains 45% of your calcium in one cup, and only contains 30 calories. I drink one with breakfast and one with dinner and between that and the calcium from other foods, I can hit 100% every day.
Fitness Minutes: (11,336)
614 5/22/13 1:20 P
Almond milk (unsweetened of course) actually has 50% more calcium than cow's milk - I use it to make smoothies.
Two of my nutritional goals are to increase my fiber and calcium intake. I feel like I'm getting a hang of the fiber situation, because it's fairly straightforward: more veg, more fruit, wholemeal carbs and I'm pretty much good to go.
But calcium is such a puzzle for me! The nutritional guide suggests that I need at least 100mg a day, and although I've really been trying with the dairy products and other calcium-rich foods, I find myself always falling very far behind. Today I only had 7mg so far!! Does anyone know of any high calcium super foods that they could suggest?
Otherwise, do you think that calcium supplements would do the trick? I want to make sure my bones are healthy because I've started running, and I am really enjoying it!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.