Strong Bones

You need milk for strong bones, right? Milk is the source of calcium and you need calcium for strong bones, right? It’s true that calcium is one mineral that plays a role in keeping your bones strong. But milk is not the only source. And since some people don’t enjoy milk and/or milk products like yogurt and cheese, it’s great to know that there are other calcium rich foods. You can get calcium in beans, vegetables, meats, fruits, and nuts—nature is very smart! Here are five tasty foods to eat this week to keep your bones strong.

Kale: 100 milligrams of calcium in 1 cup

Photo 27--Kale

Almonds: 75 milligrams of calcium in 1 handful

Dried Figs: 250 milligrams of calcium in 1 cup

Sardines: 350 milligrams of calcium in 1 can

White Beans: 125 milligrams of calcium in 1 cup

Photo 28--White Beans

Remember your mantra for today: NOURISHING MOVEMENT, NOURISHING FOOD, NOURISHING LIFE.

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