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The Optimal Sources of Calcium


At our last nutrition clinic, we were asked how do we get calcium into our young athlete’s life if milk isn’t the best option?

We’ve all been told our entire life that milk is the best source of calcium. But did you know milk isn’t the best source of calcium. The best source of calcium are found in the produce aisle.

Green leafy vegetables are the best sources of calcium that we have, and many of the sources of calcium are also superfoods. Here’s some of the best:

  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Bok Choy

So start getting some of these ingredients into your athletes diet. It will help them grow strong bones, the way nature intended.

Here’s a smoothie recipe to help you get started:

Combine all ingredients into a blender, blend, and pour into a cup for a delicious snack or breakfast!

  • 1 cup Greek God’s honey yogurt
  • 1 cup Florida’s Own orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3 frozen broccoli tops and/or a bunch of kale
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ Roma tomato
  • ½ cup frozen mango

If you want more nutrition just like this for your young athlete, get started with Stay Fueled today! Enjoy the protection and performance that nutrition can give to you and your family.

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