I do buy Soy Ice Cream, Soy Milk, Tofu, Soy Cheese, and Rice Cheese. I have learned to enjoy it and not get upset when I make a pizza with the soy cheese and it isn't as "gooey" like real cheese. It does the job and the whole family eats it. It has less fat..NO cholesterol, which is my main goal and it actually tastes good to me. I don't struggle as much as I use to when I first limited the amounts of cheese in my diet.
So back on Calcium....Hannah's doctor questioned her calcium (She made NO reference to veggies that had calcium in it and the walls in the dr. rooms are plastered with charts with dairy all of them.) and this made me think..."Where is she getting her calcium from?". Where does calcium come from? Well, we eat lots and lots of Kale and Spinach and broccoli. Her and I drink Soy Milk.
I am not a complete crazy when it comes to cheese. I would prefer not to eat it but there are worse things out there. Although I do have a problem with the way the dairy farmers treat the cows and the anti-biotics that are given to the cows just so that they can eat the corn that they give them. But that is not the point of this post. The point is to educate myself and you about other forms of calcium in real foods.
|Blackstrap molasses||2 Tbsp||400|
|Collard greens, cooked||1 cup||357|
|Tofu, processed with |
|Calcium-fortified orange juice||8 ounces||300|
|Soy or ricemilk, commercial, |
|Commercial soy yogurt, plain||6 ounces||80-250|
|Turnip greens, cooked||1 cup||249|
|Tofu, processed with nigari*||4 ounces||80-230|
|Kale, cooked||1 cup||179|
|Soybeans, cooked||1 cup||175|
|Okra, cooked||1 cup||172|
|Bok choy, cooked||1 cup||158|
|Mustard greens, cooked||1 cup||152|
|Broccoli, cooked||1 cup||94|
|Almond butter||2 Tbsp||86|
|Soy milk, commercial, plain||8 ounces||80|