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Calcium Absorption
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Anon_39147 posted:
I have read that calcium in some green vegetables, such kale or bok choy, is more easily absorbed by the body than calcium in milk. Is there any factual basis for this?
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bonebabe responded:
No. Only if you're lactose intolerant.
 
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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hello Anon -

The key to absorption is Vitamin D. See these resources for more information -

Top Food Sources for Calcium & Vitamin D
Food for Strong Bones - Slideshow

Elizabeth
 
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lindatieger responded:
The calcium in bok choy and kale are better absorbed than (cow's) milk. Actually, almond milk is better than regular milk. Check the internet for articles on milk--it is no longer accepted as a good source for calcium. Also check out The Better Bones website as well as osteopenia3.com for good info.
 
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Anon_39147 replied to lindatieger's response:
Lindatieger, thank you very much on the information on almond milk. I have started to drink it. Not sure all nutritional information on the web site is up-to-date. Spinach is listed as one of the top sources for calcium. I thought spinach does have calcium but also oxalate so your body can't absorb the calcium.


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