Osteoporosis

24 January 2008

Weekly tip – Unlikely calcium sources

By now, you know that you should stock up on milk, cheese and yoghurt. But variation is the cornerstone of a healthy, balanced diet.

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By now, you know that you should stock up on milk, cheese and yoghurt. But variation is the cornerstone of a healthy, balanced diet. In this week's tip, we list a few unlikely sources of calcium.

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Boost your bone health with the following foods: canned salmon, with bones (185mg of calcium per 100g), cooked rhubarb (174mg of calcium per half-a-cup), cooked spinach (138mg of calcium per half-a-cup), regular tofu (130mg of calcium per half-a-cup), almonds (92mg of calcium per quarter cup), baked beans (64mg of calcium per half-a-cup) and oranges (52mg of calcium per medium orange).

Read more: A-Z of Calcium

 

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Tereza is the CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and worked as a Nursing Sister in the field of Osteoporosis for 18 years prior to her appointment with the Foundation. She used to be the Educational Officer for the Foundation and co-wrote the patient brochure on Osteoporosis. Read more

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