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5 Alternatives To Milk To Get Your Daily Dose Of Calcium

Since our childhood, we’ve heard our mommies say that if we miss our glass of milk, we won't have strong teeth and bones.

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Updated:June 26, 2017, 4:21 PM IST
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5 Alternatives To Milk To Get Your Daily Dose Of Calcium
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Since our childhood, we’ve heard our mommies say that if we miss our glass of milk, we won't have strong teeth and bones. The reality is most kids hate the taste of milk and forceably drink it. Also, some children have a senstitive gut and they are lactose intolerant that makes them allergic to milk.

Calcium deficiency can make our children weak and prone to fractures. Milk is the most common and rich source of calcium. But what if I say that to get calcium, you don’t need to depend on milk!

Yes, you heard me right. There are many other alternatives that offer similar or higher amount of calcium than milk. Here are the 5 best alternatives to milk that you can eat or drink to get your daily dose of calcium:

Yogurt
Yogurt is made from milk and thus, just like milk it also rich in calcium. Apart from calcium, it's also a good source of probiotics that we need to keep our digestive system healthy. Although Yogurt is made of Milk, it is easy to digest and doesn’t affect lactose intolerance and can be your source of calcium even being a dairy product.

Spinach
This popeye’s favourite is astonishingly rich in iron and also carries a surprising calcium punch. It can deliver up to 241 mg of calcium in just half cup, whereas one glass of milk gives you approx. 300 mg of calcium.

Almond Milk
Fresh almond milk is an excellent source of calcium and it offers an even higher amount of calcium than milk. Moreover, its rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin E and several other vital nutrients too.

Soy Milk
An excellent source of protein, soy milk can also fulfill our calcium requirement easily. It’s a non-dairy milk substitute which can be used in a plethora of recipes ranging from smoothies to shakes and many more.

Orange Juice
With 500mg of calcium per glass, Orange juice is yummy, likeable and light. Orange juice fulfils your Vitamin C requirement too, so besides healthy bones and teeths you can expect a healthy and supple skin too!

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