November 05, 2014
The Best Dairy-Free Ways to Get More Calcium #14: Soy Milk
I've never been a fan of soy milk, which has an odd flavor that I couldn't quite get accustomed to. However, as a non-dairy form of milk, it's one of the best around, for a number of reasons. In a single cup of soy milk, you'll get about 300 milligrams of calcium. This works out to roughly 30% of the total calcium you need in an entire day, making it an excellent non-dairy source of calcium. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Source: www.aww.com.au[/caption] One of the great things about soy milk is the fact that it's free of lactose, which means that the lactose intolerant can guzzle it without worrying about causing negative reactions. It's also an AMAZING source of protein, with more amino acids than cow's milk. As a bonus, it's almost entirely fat free, making it the diet-friendly source of calcium that your body needs. Of course, soy milk is usually ENRICHED with calcium, meaning that more is added to the calcium already present in the milk. Still, it's one of the best types of milk to drink for a healthy body.