Strong Bones: How to Boost Your Calcium Intake
Hi, I'm Nicci, EatingWell's nutrition expert. And I'm Jessie, food editor at EatingWell. And we're here in the Test Kitchen today to give you some tips to help boost your intake of calcium, which is really important for bone health. And yogurt is a really excellent source of calcium. Just one cup has about 30 percent of the daily value. And it's great with fresh fruit. And if you want to get a little more creative, Indian raitas are a great way to go. They're sauces that are usually paired with spicy food. And this one actually already has cucumbers and cumin in it, and I'm just going to add some tomatoes, some fresh mint and some onions, and then I'm going to serve it with a spicy grilled chicken breast. Some fish, like sardines, provide calcium too. In fact, just 3 ounces of sardines have 40 percent of the daily value. And then I would just go ahead and serve it right on top of a fresh salad and have it for lunch. For more tips on eating for strong bones, come to eatingwell.com, where good taste meets good health.