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Almonds have a good bit of calcium. Just be sure to get either raw or dry roasted with no oil. Blue Diamond makes a dry roasted with a bit of sea salt that I like a lot. Remember, even if you aren't taking a calcium supplement, your daily multi-vitamin also contains calcium. Add that to the amount SP says you are getting in your food to see if you are really falling short.
There's an article here on SP somewhere (check under Healthy Lifestyle) that lists foods other than the usual dairy that are good sources of calcium. Spinach is one, I think.
Lisa, I have Dr.Oz wisdom. I am 67 yrs old and was very bad about my nutrition, fitness and general good health but as I got older, I paid a price. I watch Dr. Oz as often as I can and I get his daily emails so am now taking several supplements daily with the blessings from my internist. I am overweight, high cholesterol, low thyroid so take meds for those but now I take a multivitamin, Vitamin D, Vitamin B complex, Calcium, Fish Oil and Biotin for healthy skin. My blood work is taken every 4 months and it's improved especially sinc I joined SP and track my nutriton & fitness.
It's tough to get the calcium you need while on a diet. You'll probably need to supplement your diet. As the others have said, you need to buy a calcium that includes Vit. D. It's also thought that magnesium can help with absorption as well. Read the label carefully and look for the amount of elemental calcuim. Some calciums are easier to absorb than others. Calcium Citrate is a good type of calcium.
Try googeling food lists containing calcium and if you can't get enought that way, consider a suppliment.
I have to take a supplimen for calcium about 1000 per day, and also for vitamin D, my doc wants me to have 5000 IU daily.
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My doctor told me to take a calcium supplement with vitamin D. The D, I believe, helps digest the calcium. I think as women age, we really need a supplement. Our poor old bones! : )
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I seem to be falling short on calcium more often than not. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get more calcium into your day?
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