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7 Ways to Get Your Calcium Dairy-Free | Collin Kwasnik DDS

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Ensuring you get enough calcium is crucial for building strong, healthy teeth. However, lactose intolerance can pose challenges for many individuals. Lactose, the sugar found in dairy products, affects about 65% of people past infancy. But fear not, there are plenty of non-dairy sources of natural calcium you can include in your diet.

At Kwasnik Family Dental, Collin Kwasnik DDS and our team care about your dental health and overall well-being.

Here are some non-dairy sources of calcium to consider:

  1. Canned Seafood: Sardines and salmon are excellent sources of calcium, even more so than their fresh counterparts. These affordable options contain small, soft, edible bones that are perfect for adding calcium to salads or dishes.
  2. Calcium-Fortified Juices: Orange and cranberry juices come in calcium-fortified varieties, tasting just like their regular counterparts but packed with calcium. Make sure to check the label for the “calcium-fortified” designation.
  3. Plant-Based Milks: Soy, rice, and almond milks are great dairy substitutes fortified with calcium. Experiment with different flavors to find the ones you like best for cereal or cooking.
  4. Beans: Black-eyed peas and baked beans are rich in calcium, making them excellent additions to your diet.
  5. Green Vegetables: Collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, and others are excellent natural sources of calcium. Spinach, kale, broccoli, and okra are also great choices.
  6. Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and Brazil nuts are packed with calcium. Enjoy flaxseeds or sunflower seeds as a snack or salad additive. Almond butter, cashew butter, and pumpkin seed butter are delicious and calcium-rich alternatives to peanut butter.
  7. Breakfast Cereals: Many breakfast cereals are fortified with calcium. Opt for old-fashioned rolled oatmeal for another calcium-rich breakfast option.

Don’t let lactose intolerance prevent you from getting the calcium your body needs for strong teeth and bones. For more information on improving your oral health, don’t hesitate to contact Kwasnik Family Dental. Dr. Collin Kwasnik DDS and our team are here to help you maintain a healthy smile.

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