Top 10 Calcium-Rich Foods
Your bones and your waistline will reap the benefits.
By Jeanie Lerche Davis
Reviewed By Charlotte E. Grayson, MD
Calcium helps you lose weight, studies show. "Really exciting research shows that if you get three servings of dairy daily, you're not only preventing osteoporosis, but you're enhancing weight loss," says WebMD Weight Loss Clinic dietitian Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD.
However, that research has only involved dairy projects, she adds. "It seems there is a synergistic relationship between protein and calcium. Eating other calcium-rich foods, like collards, won't do that."
Nonetheless, calcium in any form is good for your body. Some of the top calcium-rich foods are:
Published Oct. 13, 2003.
SOURCE: Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD, director of nutrition, WebMD Weight Loss Clinic.
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