Learning About High-Calcium Foods

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What foods are high in calcium?

The foods you eat contain nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals. Calcium is a nutrient. Your body needs the right amount to stay healthy and work as it should. You can use the list below to help you make choices about which foods to eat.

Here are some foods that contain calcium.


  • Figs, dried
  • Orange juice, fortified with calcium


  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Collard greens
  • Kale


  • Cereals, fortified with calcium

Dairy and dairy alternatives

  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Non-dairy milk (almond, rice, soy), fortified with calcium
  • Yogurt

Protein foods

  • Almonds
  • Salmon or sardines, canned with bones
  • Soybeans
  • Tofu, fortified with calcium

Work with your doctor to find out how much of this nutrient you need. Depending on your health, you may need more or less of it in your diet.

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