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Getting Calcium From A Dairy-Free Diet

By Medisys on August 01 2017 |

Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the body, is vital for building strong bones and teeth but it’s also needed for muscle contraction, nerve function and the release of hormones and enzymes that affect countless body processes.

Untitled design (44).jpgPlus, research suggests that getting enough calcium may guard against PMS (premenstrual syndrome), high blood pressure, colorectal cancer and calcium oxalate kidney stones.

It’s true that dairy is an exceptional source of calcium. But it’s not the only source.  Far from it. Other excellent sources of calcium exist making it entirely possible to meet daily calcium needs from a dairy-free diet. And many of these foods are also brimming with other beneficial nutrients and phytochemicals.  Read more…