7 Ways to Get Your Calcium Dairy-Free | Jordan Johnson DDS


Are you looking for alternative sources of calcium to maintain strong, healthy teeth without relying on dairy products? At Neighborhood Dental, we understand that not everyone can tolerate lactose, which is why we’ve compiled a list of non-dairy sources of natural calcium to help you keep your smile in top shape.

  1. Canned Seafood: Sardines and salmon are not only affordable options but also rich in calcium. Their canned versions contain soft, edible bones that are an excellent source of this essential mineral. Add them to salads or dishes for a calcium boost without the lactose.
  2. Calcium-Fortified Juices: Enjoy orange or cranberry juices that are fortified with calcium. These juices taste just like their non-fortified counterparts but provide a significant amount of calcium. Look for the “calcium-fortified” label when shopping.
  3. Plant-Based Milks: Soy, rice, and almond milks are excellent dairy substitutes and are fortified with calcium. Use them in cereal or cooking as you would regular milk. With various flavors available, you’re sure to find one that suits your taste.
  4. Beans: Black-eyed peas and baked beans are not only tasty but also packed with calcium.
  5. Green Vegetables: Incorporate calcium-rich greens like collard, mustard, or turnip greens into your diet. Spinach, kale, and broccoli are also excellent choices.
  6. Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and Brazil nuts are great sources of calcium. Snack on flaxseeds or sunflower seeds for a calcium-rich boost. Spread almond butter or cashew butter on toast for a delicious alternative to dairy-based spreads.
  7. Breakfast Cereals: Many breakfast cereals are fortified with calcium, making them an easy way to start your day with this essential mineral. Opt for old-fashioned rolled oatmeal for another calcium-rich breakfast option.

Remember, calcium is vital for maintaining strong teeth and bones, so don’t let lactose intolerance hinder your intake. For more tips on improving your oral health, contact Jordan Johnson DDS at Neighborhood Dental. We’re here to help you keep smiling bright!

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