What is calcium and what are great plant-based sources of calcium?
Calcium is a mineral that is needed to build and maintain strong bones. In addition, this mineral can also assist in regulating blood pressure or to assist in blood clotting1.
How can I get calcium in my plant-based diet?
Calcium can be found in many plants, legumes, and seeds.
Per nutrition research, leafy green vegetables such as kale, broccoli, and Chinese cabbage (bok choi) as well as legumes have good sources of calcium2.
Examples of legumes that have good calcium are lentils, peas, broad beans, chickpeas, soybeans, beans (lima, common), peanuts, and more.
Note! The extra benefit of legumes is that they contain calcium and protein!
Garden of Vegan makes it easy to increase your calcium intake with our healthy, organic, and delicious meals.
Garden of Vegan creates delicious meals full of vegetables and legumes that are high in vitamins and minerals including calcium. Select your meals with lots of leafy greens and legumes to maximize your calcium intake and add them to your meal plans. Examples of meals with plenty of legumes or leafy greens are the
- Low Calorie Mung Bean Dahl
- Mexican Bean Protein Pack
- Teriyaki Tofu Protein Pack
- Teriyaki Tofu Stirfry
- Thai Satay Noodle Salad
What other factors help you absorb calcium and create strong bones?
Don't forget the other factors which are needed to help calcium absorption and maintain healthy bones such as vitamin D intake and exercise 2
Garden of Vegan's NDIS participants can also increase their vitamin and mineral intake with our healthy meals.
Eligible NDIS participants can take advantage of healthy, vitamin-rich meals and only pay for the food cost component of the meals they order. NDIS Participants and NDIS plan managers, learn more about Garden of Vegan NDIS plans, fill out our NDIS form and we'll contact you soon as possible.
Take control of your nutrition by feeding your body healthy plant-based foods and have Garden of Vegan deliver healthy, delicious vegan food direct to your door.
Try our Garden of Vegan meal plans and increase your calcium intake!
Visit our Meal Plans to Suit Your Lifestyle section and select a nutritional meal plan that is high in legumes or leafy vegetables!
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