Thursday, April 11, 2013

Calcium Rich Fruits For All

Calcium is essential for proper bone growth and maintenance.
As we age, this natural need becomes even more vital. Especially in preventing diseases related to calcium deficiency such as arthritis and other bone related diseases.
Here I would like to share ten fruits (Yes not vegetables but delicious fruits) that will help you balance and maintain your calcium levels. Daily recommend intake is set at 1000 to 2000 mg by the way.
A champion of Vitamin C, an orange contains about 43mg of calcium per serving. Nothing massive but a few oranges here and there and you just got your entire intake of calcium.
This exotic yet delicious fruit contains about 60mg a cup. Kiwis can be used in fruit salads and even in some very hear warming recipes as well.
Dried Apricots
With Apricots, you can get about 5mg of calcium. Nothing crazy but nice way to reach your calcium levels when you are having a long day at work and it starts to effect your diet.
Widely used around the middle east, dates are actually quite delicious and have various cleansing properties to it. Not to mention around 15 mg of calcium per date. Probably one of the most underrated fruits out there.
Dried Figs
Not a personal fan unless they are used in cooking, they do contain about 13 mg of pure plant based calcium.
These are insane for calcium. Each Rhubarb contains about 348 mg of calcium Can you say 'wow' please.
Prickly Pears
Well when someone tells you 'Don't be such a prickly pear', tell them 'I wish I was' because that would mean that you have 58mg of calcium. If you ask me, that is nothing to be 'prickly' about.
Great for your colon and contains about 75 mg in a single cup.
Somewhat rare to find but if you can get your hands on them, that's 55mg of calcium in a cup.
High in Vitamins A & C and contains up to 12mg of calcium.
So there you have it. Milk is not the only source for calcium but there are plenty of plant based sources (As you just read, even fruits) that are more recommended by us than dairy products anyways.
At the end of the day, whether you are looking to boost your calcium intake or something else, plant based sources are the way to go.
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