As bariatric patients we really just think about calcium in terms of supplements and forget that a healthy bariatric diet also contains FOODS that are high in calcium if you choose well.

I would rather drink 2 cups of Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Coconut Milk a day for 1000 mg calcium boost than chew four big nasty chunks of bariatric calcium supplement and I know you would too! Plus the calcium from ricotta or almond milk is more easily absorbed than that in a supplement. It's about the balance of the calcium and fat in the food... it's better to Eat your Calcium.

10 awesome food sources of calcium
  1. An Inspire drink contains 650mg calcium
  2. A can of Believe contains 550mg calcium
  3. 1 cup Vanilla Breeze® Unsweetened Almond Coconut Milk contains 465 mg
  4. 1 cup plain, low-fat yogurt contains 415 mg
  5. 1 cup fruit-flavored, low-fat yogurt contains 345 mg
  6. 1/4 cup nonfat, dry milk contains 377 mg
  7. 1 cup skim milk contains 302 mg
  8. 1 cup part skim ricotta contains 300 mg
  9. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese contains 338 mg
  10. 1 ounce Swiss cheese contains 272 mg
Most of us are not down for chowing down on sardines with bones, but we can make Inspire and Believe protein drinks, yogurt, ricotta, parmesan and Swiss cheese a part of our realm of choices.

October 08, 2019
Tags: calcium
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