Top 22 Foods Highest in Calcium; Foods Rich in Calcium

9) Sesame Seeds

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Sesame Seeds

You can also find plenty of calcium in a variety of seeds. Sesame seeds are flavorful and have a slightly sweet taste. Baking increases the sweetness, and it comes in two variants: black and white sesame. These seeds contain lignin and phytosterols, two substances that lower cholesterol levels. Sesame also contains calcium and magnesium, which effectively control blood pressure.

Moreover, gut bacteria can convert sesame seeds into another type of lignin that contributes to gut health. These compounds can act like natural estrogens, while low lignin compounds can help reduce the risk of heart disease and breast cancer. For extra benefit, we recommend mixing sesame seeds with various healthy foods. For example, sprinkling these seeds on a vegetable salad will give you a unique taste and feel. You can also add it to a fresh drink such as a smoothie, but only after baking.

Written by Greg M. Wilcox

With a background in medical research, I'm dedicated to unraveling the complexities of health and nutrition in a way that's easy to understand and implement. From debunking myths to sharing science-backed insights, my goal is to guide you on a journey towards optimal well-being.