The Best Non-Dairy Calcium-Rich Foods To Eat After 40

best non-dairy calcium-rich foods to eat after 40

Do you remember your mum trying to make sure that you got enough calcium when you were growing up?  The daily glass of milk, the cheese sandwiches and endless pots of yoghurt? 

Well, she knew what she was talking about, in terms of calcium intake that is, as it's a vital part of keeping our bones healthy.  And once we reach 40, we need to take our calcium intake very seriously if we want to reduce the risk of developing Osteoporosis. 

But, did you know that the best calcium foods aren't necessarily dairy based - which is good news for women like me who have developed lactose intolerance due to perimenopause.  So, if you're vegan, lactose intolerant, or just not that crazy about dairy here are some of the foods you can eat to keep your calcium levels healthy:

  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Watercress
  • Bok Choi/Pak Choi
  • Seaweed
  • Almonds
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Cannellini Beans
  • Dried figs
  • Oranges

As well as keeping our bones healthy calcium also helps to keep our blood, muscles and heart healthy, so make sure you are eating plenty calcium-rich food every day.