October 28, 2014
The Best Dairy-Free Ways to Get More Calcium #6: Bok Choy
Bok choy is a very popular vegetable in Asia, where it grows abundantly. If you've ever eaten Cantonese, Chinese, or Mongolian food at a proper restaurant, there's a very good chance that bok choy was used in the preparation of the dishes. It looks and tastes like cabbage, and makes for a great veggie addition to your meals! Also called Chinese cabbage, this leafy green is loaded with calcium. 1 cup of bok choy will give you 7% of your daily value of calcium, 74 milligrams to be precise. The leafy green will shrink when you sauté or stir fry it, so you can easily add two or three cups into your meals to ensure that you get a lot of calcium throughout the day. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Source: nutrihealth.in[/caption] Calcium isn't the only awesome nutrient in bok choy, but you get plenty of Vitamins A (important for eye and skin health) and C (important for immune system, fat burning, and organ function) with every bite of bok choy.