• Jermichael Winn

Three non-dairy foods that are high in calcium

If you don’t eat or drink dairy products or are lactose intolerant, and you are worried about consuming calcium, you still can consume calcium from other foods and drinks. Some of them are tofu, fortified drinks and foods, and seeds.

Tofu is a food cultivated by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. According to Healthline, "tofu and edamame are both rich in calcium. Just half a cup of tofu prepared with calcium has 86% of the RDL.” This shows that tofu may not taste good, but it is high in calcium.

Fortified drinks and foods are known for getting vitamins, and nutrients added, but you still can consume calcium from fortified drinks and foods. According to Healthline, "

Non-dairy milks and orange juice can be fortified with calcium. A cup of fortified orange juice can have 50% of RDL.” This shows that fortified foods and drinks are healthy to consume.

Seeds can help your body in different ways, but they can help you consume calcium. According to Healthline, "sesame seeds have 9% of the RDL for calcium in tablespoon. They also have other minerals, including copper, iron, and manganese." This shows while you’re eating seeds for fun, you also consume calcium.