One of the biggest misconceptions to be rampantly repeated till it became gospel is that the best source of dietary calcium is dairy. People were advised to drink milk and eat cheese if they wanted strong bones and milk was compulsory diet for growing children.
Yes, animal-sourced milk does have calcium, but what about those with dairy intolerance, or those who don’t believe in eating any animal-based product? Fact is, there are many vegetables, fruits, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, even grains that have healthy levels of calcium – as highlighted in this infographic.
Infographic by – Vega (US)