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15 Ways to Boost Your Calcium Intake

Because 85% of Us Don't Get Enough...

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  • I used to take calcium tabs daily just to make sure I was getting enough. Had to cut back when the calcium level in my blood was over high. I think I have finally gotten to the happy medium, not too much and not too little.
  • AKROXIE
    Like the idea of crunchy broccoli as that counts as another veggie for the day!
  • Good information
  • PLCHAPPELL
    InterestING and important information
  • I am surprised this article did not mention unsweetened almond milk. It is a better source of calcium than skim milk and lower in calories. It taste great over cereal and in some recipes.
  • TONEDUDE, the problem is that people have died from drinking raw, unpasteurized milk. It is therefore illegal to sell it in many places. Better to just avoid/reduce dairy all together and buy enzymes from a health food store, just in case. I agree wholeheartedly with what SADDHU1 wrote! Also, no other animals drink the milk of other species (except in life and death instances, and even then it's almost always only because of human intervention), and they don't drink milk at all after they're weaned.
  • TBOURBONNIE
    I didn't read all the comments but did see some discuss importance of magnesium and D3 for calcium absorption. Another key to proper absorption of calcium is Vitamin K2. At Dr. Mercola's site you will find the following article that clearly explains the synergy between Ca, Mg, D3 and K2. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles
    /archive/2012/12/16/vitamin-k2.aspx. But what it does not explain is that when you are getting enough calcium and your ratio of calcium to magnesium is 2:1, your BMs will be perfect: high volume, the perfect consistency and 2 to 3 times a day. Try it - it is such a blessing.
  • I was born in China but raised in U.S. I am 66 years old and have been lifting heavy weight for 50 years. I never ate any diary products in my adult years, and I don't have any problems with my muscle or bones. I do take a calcium/magnesium tablet (1000/500 mg) everyday. I also eat at least one can of sardine and eat wild salmon 3 times a week, plus tons of green vegetables. I think Americans would be much healthier if they cut out all diary products.
  • Not sure where some of you are getting your information about calcium from but you should check out U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Heath at PubMed.gov (PubMed comprises more than 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites) or MedlinePlus (MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
  • Unless it is full fat dairy our bodies don't absorb calcium in our bones. If calcium is not in the proper ratio with other minerals (especially magnesium), it stays in our arteries, increasing risk of blocked veins.

    Why is Spark still promoting low-fat foods? That advice is so out-dated.
  • I regularly get too much calcium, often more than twice the recommended amount. Today alone, I'm over my calcium intake and I've only had breakfast.
  • FOXGLOVE999
    Milk is one of the few things we consume that's sole purpose is consumption. I am continually astounded with the amount of misinformation there is about milk.

    I am glad to see pudding listed. This is an often missed source.

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