Many Americans believe that the best source of dietary calcium, an esteemed nutrient for its ability to build strong bones, is from dairy. For many, it may seem like a no-brainer to include dairy in a healthy diet, but dairy is actually unnecessary for adequate calcium consumption. In fact, new research from the Harvard School of Medicine concluded that dairy milk may not be the best source of dietary calcium. The good news is that non-dairy sources of calcium are abundant. Calcium is naturally found in many foods besides dairy products.
Check out our guides on how to Ditch Dairy, and reference the graphic below to learn some additional sources of dairy-free calcium!
For more, check out these 10 Dairy-Free Foods Packed With Calcium.
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Almond milk has 50% more calcium than dairy, anyway. Great infographic.