Updated: Dec 20, 2022
From when we were at school, we were told that you need cow's milk for strong teeth and bones. What about the people who are lactose intolerant? They don't drink cow's milk. So, vegans can be assured that you can get enough calcium in your diet without picking up the white stuff.
Good plant sources of calcium include sesame seeds and tahini, tempeh, wholemeal bread, baked beans, butternut squash, figs, almonds, Brazil nuts, kale, spring greens and watercress. Tofu (made with calcium sulphate) and calcium-fortified foods, such as plant milks, provide good sources too. Don’t forget, vitamin D is just as important as it helps your body to absorb calcium.