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How Can I Get Enough Calcium in My Diet if I Follow a Vegan Lifestyle?

Low oxalate greens such as bok choy, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, collard greens and kale, in addition to calcium-set tofu, are good sources of calcium that are relatively easy to absorb. Sesame seeds, almonds and dried beans have some calcium, but it’s more difficult for your body to absorb them. Calcium-fortified foods and beverages as well as vegan calcium supplements are other options to help you meet your calcium needs.

Remember that high-oxalate greens such as spinach and Swiss chard reduce calcium absorption, making these foods poor sources of calcium.

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