7 Ways to Get Your Calcium Dairy-Free | Jeffery Korkus DDS


Looking to boost your calcium intake for strong, healthy teeth without relying on dairy products? At Gleam Dental Studio, we understand that lactose intolerance can pose challenges, but there are plenty of non-dairy sources of natural calcium to consider.

  1. Canned Seafood: Sardines and salmon are excellent sources of calcium and more affordable than their fresh counterparts. The canned varieties contain soft, edible bones that are virtually unnoticeable and can easily be added to salads or dishes.
  2. Calcium-Fortified Juices: Enjoy calcium-fortified orange or cranberry juices. They taste just like regular juices but pack a substantial amount of calcium. Be sure to check the label for the “calcium-fortified” designation.
  3. Plant-Based Milks: Soy, rice, and almond milks are great substitutes for dairy and are fortified with calcium. Experiment with different flavors to find your favorite for cereal or cooking.
  4. Beans: Black-eyed peas and baked beans are rich in calcium and make excellent additions to your diet.
  5. Green Vegetables: Incorporate calcium-rich greens like collard, mustard, or turnip greens into your meals. Spinach, kale, and broccoli are also fantastic choices.
  6. Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and Brazil nuts are packed with calcium. Snack on flaxseeds or sunflower seeds for a calcium boost. Enjoy almond butter, cashew butter, or pumpkin seed butter as delicious alternatives to peanut butter.
  7. Breakfast Cereals: Many breakfast cereals are fortified with calcium. Opt for old-fashioned rolled oatmeal for another calcium-rich breakfast option.

Maintaining adequate calcium intake is crucial for developing and maintaining strong teeth and bones. Don’t let dairy troubles hold you back from meeting your daily calcium needs.

For more information on oral health and how to keep your smile bright, contact Gleam Dental Studio. Dr. Jeffery Korkus DDS and our team are here to provide you with the guidance and care you need for optimal oral health.

Gleam Dental Studio
Phone: (312) 291-9490
669 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642