Memory loss, numbness, spasms, hallucinations—and you thought weak bones were the only ill-effect of calcium deficiency. This mineral is extremely important for the normal functioning of the body. Experts recommend having 1000mg of calcium per day (for both, men and women), which is typically obtained from three glasses of milk.
Without doubt, dairy is an essential source of calcium. But those who are off dairy need not fret. Although it may seem like vegans have a daunting task to meet their daily calcium requirement, they can actually get enough and more, from fresh vegetables. Stock your pantry with these calcium-rich, dairy-free staples.