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Calcium from Milk, Cheese and...Tortillas?
Tacos, enchiladas and burritos can be a source of calcium, but not just from any added cheese like you might think. A corn tortilla, made the traditional Mexican way, can supply your body with a significant amount of calcium.
Corn doesn't have calcium, but when it's prepared for a corn tortilla it is first soaked in slaked lime to remove the hard coating on the corn kernels. This slaked lime isn't from the citrus fruit, instead it is calcium hydroxide which is safe to eat when used to process food this way.
Increase your calcium intake by using corn tortillas to make breakfast burritos, pinwheel sandwiches and quesadillas all with low-fat cheese.
For more information on increasing calcium in your eating plan, visit our Eat Right Nutrition Tips page.
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