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10 Sources of Calcium for Vegans
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10 Sources of Calcium for Vegans

Although nuts are considered to be very healthy, it can also be fattening, Almonds contain a good amount of calcium as well as can lower cholesterol. And, they make delicious toppings for desserts, salads, and other dishes. Also, consider almond milk for breakfast, whether with a bowl of granola cereal or oatmeal. Almonds also make a good snack between meals, as long as you don't eat too much.

Broccoli, whether eaten steamed or raw, gives you the calcium you need during lunchtime. When preparing your meals, add some broccoli in your side dishes, whether in a raw salad or a bowl of steamed broccoli.

Black Eyed Peas are filled with nutrients, which include calcium, potassium and folate. Add some black eyed peas in your salad dish, or just eat cooked black eyed peas mixed with a rice, pasta, quinoa or tofu dish.

Blackstrap molasses contains calcium and iron, and it is considered a healthy sweetener substitute for sugar and syrup. Add some molasses over your vegan pancakes or waffles, or poured over desserts and gourmet coffee with vegan whipped cream.

Eating four figs a day will give you a good amount of calcium. Next time you crave for a quick snack, consider eating some figs and berries. Placed inside a glass bowl, it looks like a fruity, juicy and colorful bowl of munchies.

Kale contains calcium, antioxidants, and other nutrients, and it makes another perfect side dish. Whether cooked kale for dinner dishes or raw kale placed in salad dishes, this green food can satisfy the needed amount of green food requirements.

Oatmeal is not just a breakfast meal anymore. You can also eat it for lunch, topped with some chopped fruit or nuts. It can also make a healthy dinner dish, especially if you are on a diet and need to lose those extra five pounds. If you need an extra sweet flavor, then sprinkle some cinnamon as well as pour some molasses or agave over cooked plain oatmeal.

Along with this bowl of oatmeal, add a glass of orange juice, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or, place some oranges into your colorful fruit bowl, and eat an orange, along with a couple of figs during your snack-time.

Sesame seeds contain calcium, fiber and unsaturated fat. Although most commonly seen on salads, cereal, and bread, it can also be added to other dishes, such as rice, quinoa, pasta, and tofu meals for some nutty flavor.

Soymilk, as well as herbs, such as basil, contains a good source of calcium. And, therefore, can be substituted for salmon. Some basil inside your vegan sandwich as well as a glass of soymilk creates a healthy lunch filled with calcium. Add some herbs in your dinner dishes as well as pour some soymilk with cereal. Or, cook your pancakes and waffles with some soymilk.

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  1. SnakeWitch
    I knew only for some of these. Sesame seeds? Really? Great! Bring on the Tahini! Vote number 2. Check out my latest post, How to Eat Sustainably, and comment please! Vote if you like it!
  2. Veganara
    Voted. Great nutritional information here. You might be interested in my latest recipe for Do-It-Yourself Doritos - not all that nutritious, I admit, but oh-so-tasty! (And they can be quite healthy if you serve them with a low-fat vegetable dip!!)
  3. Virtually Homemade
    Virtually Homemade
    Great info. I am always looking for food sources of calcium! Supplements make me feel yucky! Voted. Check out my pumpkin face mask and vote if you like.
  4. BuddhasDelight
    so important. very helpful, thanks! voted. :)
  5. sweedly
    Thanks for all the good information. I knew about most of the 10 , but you added some new ones I have yet to start using. Voted, plus added you to my bloggers list.


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