Tip: Calcium is important to more than bones and teeth.

Calcium helps maintain strong and healthy teeth and bones; assists in blood clotting, muscle contraction/relaxation; and regulates hormones and heartbeat. While calcium is most often associated with dairy products there are non-dairy foods that provide calcium, such as soybeans, canned salmon and sardines, almonds, sunflower seeds, green leafy vegetables (broccoli, collard greens, kale, bok choy), and fortified products such as orange juice, soy milk, tofu, cereals, and breads.