However, most people do not consume food while making certain that they get enough of the calcium needed on a daily basis. There are several fruits and vegetables that can add calcium to your diet and help you to stay healthy and with less chances of developing osteoporosis.
A moderate consumption of calcium rich foods allows a steadier blood pressure by regulating the pumping activity of the heart. Having the right levels of calcium will prevent the heart from working too much.
Taking some sun early in the morning, before 11am, will help achieve a proper absorption of calcium into our bodies, since being exposed to the sunlight help our bodies produce the vitamin D needed for that process.
These are some of the calcium rich foods that should be included in your diet:
While kale, fresh spinach and turnip greens can be added to a tossed salad to provide a great tasting and calcium rich addition to meals people are often at a loss of how to use some of the other fruits and vegetables in their daily menu planning to ensure they get proper amounts of calcium.
So to help get you started here are a couple of tasty recipes you can try.
Carrot and Raisins Salad
4 cups of raw grated carrots
1 cup of raisins
½ cup of vegan mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon milk (can be regular, sesame seed milk or potato milk)
- Mix carrots and raisins together in a medium large serving bowl.
- Set aside.
- Then in a smaller bowl or 2 cup measuring cup mix the vegan mayo, lemon juice and the milk.
- Pour over the carrots and raisins and mix well.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
You can serve the carrot salad in a small bowl or for a fancier look use a small plate with a Romaine lettuce leaf as a bed for the salad.
Use an ice cream scoop to round the carrot salad and place in the middle of the lettuce leaf.
Makes 4 servings.
Cream of Broccoli Soup
2 ½ oz extra virgin olive oil
1 onion finely chopped
1 garlic clove crushed
⅓ cup cauliflower
½ potato peeled and chopped
2 cups (can be regular, sesame seed milk or potato milk)
2 ½ cups low sodium chicken broth
7 cups broccoli
4 tablespoons flour
Directions- Cook for about 5 minutes 1 oz of olive oil with onion and garlic.
Makes 5 servings.
Eating calcium rich fruits and vegetables are particularly beneficial for people with calcium deficiency and is a way to create healthy and great tasting dishes.