Many of you who know me, know I do not believe that milk is the best source of Calcium.

Take a moment to ponder the true oddness of drinking milk after you’re a baby.

No other species but humans can. And most humans can’t either.  Most people have a hard time digesting milk – the enzymes that break down cows milk are much larger than the enzymes we make in our bodies!

Instead, get your calcium from more absorbable and digestible foods – YUMMY GREENS!!

Try these greens:

  • Spinach – A cup of boiled spinach has 245 mg. It makes a great side dish for many meals, and in its raw form can be substituted for lettuce on sandwiches and in salads.
  • Kelp – One cup of raw kelp has 136 mg. While eating seaweed doesn’t immediately present itself as a normal thing to do, those in the know have discovered that this surprisingly flavorful vegetable is high in a variety of nutrients, including calcium.
  • Broccoli – Two cups of boiled broccoli have 124 mg.  Fairly common vegetable, but rarely praised for its high concentration of useful nutrients like calcium, broccoli has recently come into vogue as a wonderful food with all kinds of health benefits.
  • Celery – Two cups of raw celery have 81 mg. By combining celery with peanut butter, you can indulge in a delicious, flavorful snack that helps fill your daily quota of calcium and protein.
  • Parsley – 1/2 cup of parsley has about 40mg.  Parsley is the world’s most popular herb.  Parsley is most commonly sprinkled over dishes, but try adding it to chicken salad.
  • Okra – One hundred grams of okra has 77 mg of calcium.  Try roasting or baking okra with olive oil drizzled on top, instead of frying.  Season lightly with salt and pepper or add a kick with cayenne pepper.