Think out­side the milk car­ton

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Many greens are high in cal­cium, which gives you a lot more op­tions in your quest. But you will need to be se­lec­tive be­cause your body can ab­sorb the min­eral from only cer­tain types of these veg­gies. Take kale: Though it has less cal­cium per serv­ing than spinach, your body ab­sorbs 49 per cent of the nu­tri­ent, while it only gets a measly 5 per cent from spinach, the Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Clin­i­cal Nu­tri­tion re­ports. Other cal­cium-rich greens that are eas­ily ab­sorbed in­clude bok choy and Chi­nese cab­bage.

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