How does anyone who doesn't have dairy get calcium?

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loveladybug

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Posted: 26 Aug 2013, 01:45
It seems I have recently become intolerant to all dairy (I am hoping this is just for the hayfever season, rather than a permanent change). I can't eat/drink even a small amount on a daily basis without breaking out getting headaches, a congested chest & feeling out of it and a rash. I am now concerned about calcium intake. How does anyone who doesn't have dairy get calcium? Also, how much is a safe amount in supplement form (if this is the only way) as the coconut and hemp 'milk' I have is quite high in this - I feel better about the hemp milk as it comes from seaweed, am I right to feel better about this, or is it just as bad as any other calcium supplement? Any and all thoughts are welcome as this is completely new to me. PS, I also can no longer take soy or nuts, so alternative non-calcium supplemented 'milk' is out.
NCNOLE

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Posted: 26 Aug 2013, 06:20
I drink about 2 cups of almond milk per day. That takes care of it. You could try fortified orange juice. I'm vegetarian and have been off cow's milk for about 1 1/2 years. I don't take any vitamins.
Here are some other options for you.
Blackstrap molasses 2 Tbsp 400
Collard greens, cooked 1 cup 357
Tofu, processed with calcium sulfate 4 ounces 200-420
Soy or ricemilk, commercial, calcium-fortified, plain 8 ounces 200-300
Commercial soy yogurt, plain 6 ounces 300
Turnip greens, cooked 1 cup 249
Tofu, processed with nigari 4 ounces 130-400
Tempeh 1 cup 184
Kale, cooked 1 cup 179
Soybeans, cooked 1 cup 175
Bok choy, cooked 1 cup 158
Mustard greens, cooked 1 cup 152
Okra, cooked 1 cup 135
Tahini 2 Tbsp 128
Navy beans, cooked 1 cup 126
Almond butter 2 Tbsp 111
Almonds, whole 1/4 cup 94
Broccoli, cooked
loveladybug

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Posted: 27 Aug 2013, 01:54
Thanks NCNOLE, will have to go and buy some blackstrap molasses n more greens, but I can't eat soy or nuts at the mo.
onedaat

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Posted: 27 Aug 2013, 10:06
Sardines with the bones.

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loveladybug

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Posted: 08 Sep 2013, 02:06
Sardines - such a good idea. When I was 'googling' I searched as a vegetarian to cut out the dairy comebacks, so sardines didn't show. Ta xx
kaleighb4

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Posted: 10 Sep 2013, 19:11
can u do almond milk...fabulous
Halesowenmum

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Posted: 25 Jan 2014, 08:48
There's some cracking information here:
http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/foods-high-in-calcium.php
and it covers a HUGE range of food groups - I'm sure you could find loads from here.
kokoshrinks

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Posted: 27 Jan 2014, 11:33
Calcium supplements.
From fat to...

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Posted: 04 Feb 2014, 14:09
beans, calcium enriched soy (almond, rice etc) milk, dark green leaved vegetables. There are loads of food rich in calcium that are not dairy!!!
wheelfifi

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Posted: 21 Mar 2014, 09:43
Hemp milk doesn't come from seaweed it comes from hemp aka marjuana plant (non-drug type) it is like a form of grass.
I am dairy intolerant, but have discovered it is only cows milk, cows cheese etc I can tolerate goats and sheep cheese fine and I am also fine with 0%fat dairy products. So for me it is the fat content. funny how much cream sneaks into stuff, I had a fish dish in a restaurant on Monday night with a coconut and lime sauce and within minutes I was spluttering and coughing. So you can never tell.
as for alternatives try fish, bread, and lots of veg like potatoes, parsnip and squash.



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