Did you know that one cup of cooked spinach has way more calcium in it than soy milk, even when it’s “fortified” soy milk?
Calcium is a vital part of maintaining our health as adults and is crucial to children’s healthy physical development. Calcium lowers blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels, at least for men, according to a Swedish study (which only studied men).
Although cow’s milk does have a lot of calcium in it, our bodies don’t absorb it as well as they do when the source is plant-based. So, spinach, broccoli, almonds, and edamame all are great sources of healthy calcium.