Calcium-Rich Recipes

For Moms, Healthy, Recipes
on October 29, 2012
yogurt parfait
Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn
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Everyone knows that calcium builds strong bones and teeth in children, and that milk is rich in calcium. But did you know that adults need almost as much calcium each day as kids, and that lots of delicious foods—not just milk—are rich in calcium?

Daily calcium recommendations are nearly the same for a 51-year-old and a 14-year-old. By the time a woman is 70, she will actually need more calcium than at any other time in her life.

Milk and dairy products supply loads of calcium. But this important nutrient is also hiding in kale and turnip greens, oranges, soy milk, edamame, almonds and sunflower seeds.

Combined with plenty of exercise, calcium, however you choose to get it, ensures a lifetime of optimum health (and good eating). Get your entire family on a calcium kick with the following recipes.

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