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for the bfing lactose intolerant mommas..

Posted by on May. 21, 2011 at 2:49 AM
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How do you still get your calcium an all that that you would normally get from milk? I only have problems with milk in the spring/summer and this is my dd's first summer. Ive tried taking lactaid pills before i eat or drink dairy, but they dont always work and leave me in the bathroom all day. Last summer i had the lactose free milk, but it didnt taste that good to me. (Normally me and hubby can go thru one gallon in two days, so you can see I'm having problems with this)
by on May. 21, 2011 at 2:49 AM
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by on May. 21, 2011 at 2:53 AM
I drink lactaid milk. I got used to the taste and even got my family used to it. WhTs funny is that my dad is lactose intolerant and when I was younger I HATED drinking his milk!! My mom alwYs had to get us our own regular FULL FAT ONLY milk. Lol
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by on May. 21, 2011 at 2:57 AM

i replaced milk with vit d enhanced almond milk and take my prenatals still :)

by on May. 21, 2011 at 3:21 AM

I used to be a vegetarian, and did a lot of research regarding sources of vitamins and minerals. I found you a website that has a huge list of foods that carry calcium, and you just might be surprised at how much is available that isn't cows milk!

But...if you can't click the link, I've copied the important stuff for you!

(for comparisons sake, I'll post the dairy list as well)

  • Milk: One of the most widely and easily available calcium rich foods, milk is great for bones. 1 cup of milk usually contains 290 to 300 mg of calcium. It is supposed to fulfill maximum of the bodily calcium requirements.
  • Yogurt: It is a favorite of many, and should be because it also has a good amount of calcium. A cup of yogurt contains around 240 to 400 mg calcium.
  • Cheese: Cottage cheese has a good calcium content. Lip smacking as it is, a half cup of cottage cheese 80 to 100 mg calcium.
  • Ice Cream: The mere mention of ice cream is enough to make mouths water. Ice cream and frozen desserts made of milk have 80-100mg of calcium in a half cup.
  • Powdered Non Fat Milk: A teaspoon of this non fat powdered milk includes 50 mg of calcium.
  • American Cheese: Well, this type of cheese has 165 to 200 mg of calcium per slice. So you can have cheese, although with discretion.
  • Swiss Cheese: This has the highest amount of calcium among types of cheese. One slice of Swiss cheese has about 270 mg of calcium.

Calcium Rich Vegetables

  • Broccoli: A cup of Broccoli contains about 180 mg of calcium.
  • Kale Cabbage: This is a type of cabbage which is most beneficial for health. Well, half a cup of kale contains 90 to 100 mg of calcium.
  • Okra: Okra is not very rich in calcium, though it has a fair amount of calcium. Half cup of okra contains around 70 mg of calcium.
  • Turnip Greens: You can get between 100 to 125 mg calcium in half cup, cooked turnip greens.
  • Spinach: Spinach is also good when it comes to calcium content. There is around 300 mg of calcium in a single cup of spinach. Now we know, why is it the favorite food for Popeye!
  • Alfalfa Sprouts: A cup of raw Alfalfa sprouts has 11 mg of calcium.
  • A single boiled or raw artichoke has around 55 mg calcium content.
  • Asparagus: Half a cup of boiled asparagus has around 21 mg of calcium. Likewise in raw asparagus, 1 spear, the calcium content is 3 mg and half cup canned asparagus has 18 mg of calcium.
  • Canned Bamboo shoots: The calcium content in 1 cup of canned bamboo is 11 mg.
  • Beets (Canned): Beet is fairly good in calcium content. In a cup of beet, the calcium content is 44 mg. A cooked beet dish a fair amount of calcium.
  • Carrot: A single cup of canned carrot juice has 57 mg of calcium. Raw carrot on the other hand contains 42 mg calcium in a single cup.
  • Celery: A single cup of raw celery has 41 mg of calcium content.
  • Cauliflower: Boiled half cup of cauliflower has 10 mg calcium.
  • Peeled, Raw Cucumber: A single cup of peeled, raw cucumber contains 17 mg calcium.
  • Eggplant: A single cup of pickled eggplant contains 34 mg calcium.
  • Garlic: A tea spoon of raw garlic has 5 mg calcium content.
  • Lettuce-butterhead: A cup of raw, shredded lettuce contains 19 mg of calcium.
  • Edible Mushrooms: One can of mushroom has 14 mg of calcium.
  • Mustard Greens: A cup of chopped, boiled mustard greens contains 104 mg of calcium.
  • Onions: One cup of of chopped and raw onions contains around 40 mg of calcium.
  • Peas: a cup of boiled peas contains 34 mg of calcium.
  • Green chillies: Canned green chillies contain 50 mg of calcium in a single cup.
  • Tomatoes: In a canned paste of tomatoes, without salt, you would find around 94 mg of calcium. On the contrary, 1 cup of green, raw tomatoes has only 23 mg of calcium.
  • Green Beans: Green beans have a calcium content of 55 mg, when they are boiled and a single cup of it is considered.
  • Potatoes: A cup of raw and baked peeled potatoes contains 26 mg of calcium.

Calcium Rich Fruits and Dry Fruits

  • Apples: contain the highest amount of calcium in the form of juice. A cup of unsweetened apple juice has 17 mg of calcium, where as raw apples with skin and without skin have a calcium content of 8 mg and 6 mg, respectively.
  • Avocados: One cup of avocado has a calcium content of 18 mg.
  • Banana: There is 8 mg of calcium in a cup of banana. If the bananas are dehydrated, then the calcium content is 22 mg per cup.
  • Grapes: Green grapes have a calcium content of 15 mg per cup. American grapes contain 13 mg of calcium per cup.
  • Lemon: A cup of canned or bottled lemon juice contains 27 mg of calcium.
  • Orange: One large raw orange has a calcium content of 74 mg.
  • Pineapple: Canned, unsweetened, pineapple juice has 33 mg calcium in a single cup.
  • Cherries: Sour cherries which are canned have 26 mg calcium in one cup and frozen cherries contain 20 mg calcium in a cup. Likewise, a cup of sweet frozen cherries has 31 mg calcium.
  • Cranberry: 1 cup of whole raw cranberries has just 8 mg of calcium.
  • Watermelon: A single cup of diced, raw watermelon has 11mg of calcium.
  • Strawberries: This yummy red fruit has a calcium content between 25 mg to 35 mg in any form - canned, frozen or raw.
  • Pomegranates: A single raw pomegranate has 5 mg calcium.
  • Apricots: Dried and dehydrated apricots contain around 70 mg of calcium in a single cup and raw apricots contain 20 mg of calcium.
  • Acai Berries: These have a fantastic calcium content, that is, 260 mg per 100 gm of acai berry powder.
  • Mangosteen: A cup of mangosteen contains around 24 mg of calcium.
  • Goji Berries: Dried Goji Berries, also called as wolf berries have a calcium content of 65 mg per 100 gm.
  • Blueberries: A single cup of blueberries, canned or frozen has around 13 mg of calcium.
  • Almonds: This central Asian dry fruit nut has a calcium content is 162 mg in a cup.

Other Foods Rich in Calcium

  • Soybean: Soy bean curd or tofu is a great source of calcium. It has around 150 mg calcium in 4 oz of tofu.
  • White Beans: a cup of white beans has around 50 mg of calcium.
  • Sardines: This sea food loved by the felines is a fantastic source of calcium. There is a calcium content of around 325 mg in 3 oz of sardines.
  • Egg: This quintessential poultry product has a calcium content of 55 mg, if its a medium sized egg.
  • Chickpeas: Chickpeas (chhole, as they are called in India) have a calcium content of 105 mg in a cup.
  • Lasagna: A piece of vegetable Lasagna has a whopping 450 mg of calcium in a piece.
  • Ginger Root/Ginger: The mighty herb ginger has a calcium content of 16 mg per 100 gm.

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by on May. 21, 2011 at 3:24 AM

On a side note, please take into consideration that while milk has a very high calcium content, our bodies cannot absorb it unless you take it with a Vit D supplement. Which is why they have to "add it" later.

by on May. 21, 2011 at 3:25 AM

Well, actually, our bodies can "make" Vit just need exposure to sunlight for about 10 minutes a day!

by Member on May. 21, 2011 at 3:36 AM
Thanks yall, i think im gonna get my hubby to pick up some lactaid milk when he gets off work an keep taking my prenatals.
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