How do you get calcium if you can not drink milk?

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  1. BlissfulWriter profile image81
    BlissfulWriterposted 10 years ago

    How do you get calcium if you can not drink milk?

    There are some people who can not drink milk.  How do they get calcium?

  2. Jlbowden profile image86
    Jlbowdenposted 10 years ago

    There are a couple of additional ways. Believe it or not, by sunning yourself on a warm day, a good deal of the suns rays provide calcium to our bodies. This is a natural way to get it. But just remember to utilize a good sunblock on a hot day, so your skin does not burn. The sun's rays can also cause skin cancer in the long run, something to think about as well. However Calcium supplements, Citracal and similar products contain calcium. Also in addition there are certain vegetables that also contain a good deal of calcium. Do some research on your veggies as well. I hope some of my suggestions here, helped answer your question.


  3. Just Ask Susan profile image93
    Just Ask Susanposted 10 years ago

    Vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and kale, tums, calcium pills, sardines, orange juice.

  4. goprisca profile image41
    gopriscaposted 10 years ago

    Fresh spinach and Fish are calcium rich foods other than milk.

  5. gis_r07 profile image80
    gis_r07posted 10 years ago

    I think the previous answers provided the answers: calcium supplements, certain vegetables like cabbage and broccoli and from direct exposure to sunlight. Most calcium deficient persons usually take supplements. You can find out about the best 5 calcium supplements at this link:

  6. akanga1 profile image84
    akanga1posted 10 years ago

    I'm afraid Jlbowden's and gis_r07's advice (above) is wrong. Sunning yourself cannot give you Calcium. You get Vitamin D from that; which is an entirely different thing. Calcium has to come from food and whilst dairy products are the richest in this, there are other sources. The easiest alternative is probably fortified cereal. Just check the box. Other sources would be white beans and vegetables like spinach and green turnip. If the person is not vegetarean, sardines and salmon are other rich sources.

  7. Tamila Roberts profile image38
    Tamila Robertsposted 10 years ago

    There is a type of milk called soy milk. This milk does not contain any lactose. That means even people with allergies to lactose can drink it. It's very healthy and made from real soy.

  8. NathanielZhu profile image76
    NathanielZhuposted 10 years ago

    Almond Milk, Pills, Celery (any leafy greens), nuts.
    A lot of foods contain a substantial amount of calcium.

  9. beverlyannblock profile image59
    beverlyannblockposted 10 years ago

    You can tke a supplement vitamin. I take vit D with Calcium because I have a deficiency in vit. D.

  10. WriterDJ profile image60
    WriterDJposted 10 years ago

    shark fin, chicken legs.... smile  but food near us like egg, meat are also source of it

  11. SD Dickens profile image75
    SD Dickensposted 10 years ago

    Leafy greens like spinach and kale have a lot of calcium.  There are always supplements too.

  12. cat on a soapbox profile image97
    cat on a soapboxposted 10 years ago

    If you are lactose intolerant, you can usually eat fermented dairy like yogurt and some cheeses. Beans, leafy greens, sardines, soy, and juices w/ added calcium are also good sources.

  13. larry1987 profile image56
    larry1987posted 10 years ago

    eating other foods which can supplemet our body with enough calcium

  14. edhan profile image42
    edhanposted 10 years ago

    I get from generic calcium pills to supplement what I lack of. Best will still be from milk as it is natural. But need to know that one should not take too much of calcium since it can be harmful.

  15. ChristineVianello profile image60
    ChristineVianelloposted 10 years ago

    If you can not drink milk, a great source is VitD+Calcium.

  16. christiansister profile image60
    christiansisterposted 10 years ago

    Most people that cannot drink cow's milk can drink goat's milk. Also calcium is plentiful in tofu and many other foods already mentioned.

    You can take supplements but you need to ensure that the calcium is in the citrate form and not the carbonate form.

    Calcium citrate is readily absorbed and functional in the system, whereas the carbonate form can accumulate in the soft tissue areas and interstital areas to form calcium deposits that create calcium masses in the joints and other areas. Calcium carbonate is the cheaper and most abundant form but is not very useful and may be counter productive in my opinion.

    And as already mentioned it assimilates better with the synergistic effect of vitamin D3.

  17. BlissfulWriter profile image81
    BlissfulWriterposted 10 years ago

    I want to clarify the relation between sun, calcium, and vitamin D.   It is true that the UVB rays of the sun hitting the skin generates vitamin D (and not calcium).  However, the body can not absorb calcium (whether it is from food or supplements) if it does not have vitamin D.   

    Since the sun is the primary means for the body to get vitamin D, in that sense, the sun is necessary for calcium absorption by the body.  Vitamin D is woefully lacking in our diet, unless you are taking vitamin D supplements -- which you should as vitamin D is one of the most important vitamin to take as mentioned here:

    That is why many calcium supplements will add vitamin D along with it so that calcium can be better absorbed.

  18. MoneyCreator24 profile image60
    MoneyCreator24posted 10 years ago

    Is a misconception that one must drink milk to get calcium. Of course, milk contains calcium. However, to add it up, the body also requires magnesium. And milk does not supply magnesium. In addition, the adult organism has to spend a lot of energy to digest milk. The gain in calcium is disproportionately low. A far better source of calcium are the sediments of the Sango marine coral. These included the one hand all the necessary minerals. On the other hand, they provide the ideal ratio of calcium and magnesium, so that our body can use it. And it is in organic form.
    By the way, by eating fruits and vegetables one normally get all the needed minerals as well.

  19. Becca Lopez profile image61
    Becca Lopezposted 10 years ago

    You can eat cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products. Minute Maid also has an orange juice for kids that has calcium and many other vitamins.


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