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10 Calcium-Rich Foods That Are Natural Fat Burners

It’s easy to get more fat-burning calcium into your diet—and it doesn’t involve drinking more milk! Here are 10 foods that are great sources of calcium.

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Research shows that people who don’t eat enough calcium have a higher percentage of body fat.

They also find themselves less able to control their appetites. A calcium-rich diet can have health benefits such as lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels; it’s one of the 13 fat-releasing foods in our book, The Digest Diet. Here are 10 new ways to get the recommend 100 mg experts suggest you need each day.

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Sesame seeds are a calcium-rich food that will help your burn fatPhoto: Shutterstock

Sesame seeds

Calcium level: 277 mg, 28% Daily Value
Serving: 1 ounce, about 160 calories

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Bok choy is a calcium-rich food that will help your burn fatPhoto: Shutterstock

Bok choy

Calcium level: 158 mg, 16% Daily Value
Serving: 1 cup, about 20 calories

Get the recipe for Baby Bok Choy and Chicken.

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Tahini is a calcium-rich food that will help your burn fatPhoto: Shutterstock

Tahini

Calcium level: 112 mg, 12% Daily Value
Serving: 2 tablespoons, about 160 calories

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Cream cheese is a calcium-rich food that will help your burn fatPhoto: Shutterstock

Cream cheese

Calcium level: 98 mg, 10% Daily Value
Serving: 1 ounce of fat-free cream cheese, about 29 calories

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Kale is a calcium-rich food that will help your burn fatPhoto: Shutterstock

Kale

Calcium level: 93 mg, 9% Daily Value
Serving: 1 cup, about 36 calories

Get the recipe for Kale & Chicken Soup.

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Almonds are a calcium-rich food that will help your burn fatPhoto: Shutterstock

Almonds

Calcium level: 75 mg, 8% Daily Value
Serving: 1 ounce (22 almonds), about 170 calories

Get the recipe for Sardine Salad with Almonds.

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Broccoli

Calcium level: 62 mg, 6% Daily Value
Serving: 1 cup, about 55 calories

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Spinach

Calcium level: 60 mg, 6% Daily Value
Serving: 2 cups, about 14 calories

Get the recipe for Spinach Gnocchi.

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Watercress is a calcium-rich food that will help your burn fatPhoto: Shutterstock

Watercress

Calcium level: 40 mg, 4% Daily Value
Serving: 1 cup, about 4 calories

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Romano cheese is a calcium-rich food that will help your burn fatPhoto: Shutterstock

Romano Cheese

Calcium level: 298 mg, 30% Daily Value
Serving: 1 ounce, about 108 calories

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest