Harvard Women's Health Watch

Best nondairy sources of calcium

How much calcium you need, and where to find it outside the dairy aisle.

We're accustomed to thinking of calcium in terms of dairy foods such as milk, yogurt, and cheese. While these are excellent sources of this bone-building mineral, they're not the only sources. Other foods can supplement your calcium intake, or supplant it if you're vegan, lactose-intolerant, or just not fond of milk and yogurt.

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