Calcium is so important, it has been featured on nutritional labels for many decades as the population is encouraged to eat more of this healthy vitamin! Still, most Americans don’t get enough calcium in their diets, which increases the risk for osteoporosis and other diseases. To keep your bones and body healthy, you need plenty of calcium each day. At George’s Lincoln Park Diner, we have plenty of options, including some with calcium. Read on to find out our favorites!
Why Eat Calcium?
Most people know that calcium is important for healthy bones. But did you know it is also important for helping our blood to clot, the muscles in our body to contract and expand properly, and even our hearts to beat! That’s right, to protect both bones and heart, make sure to get enough calcium each day!
Milk and Dairy
The traditional place for people to get calcium is from milk and dairy products, such as cream, cheese, or cottage cheese. Swap out the empty calories of a soda and order a glass of milk instead—chocolate milk has just as much calcium as plain white milk, although the sugar can add some calories. Our omelets are filled with plenty of tasty ingredients, including our mushroom, spinach, broccoli, American, Swiss, mozzarella, and cheddar omelet!
Broccoli is a powerhouse of calcium, which is great, because it doesn’t have much else in the way of fat, calories, or drawbacks to make it unappealing. Enjoy steamed broccoli as a side dish, or check out our meals with broccoli incorporated! Dark leafy greens also pack a punch of calcium, which is great if you are trying to lose weight and increase your health! One of our favorite dishes for health and calcium is our Greek salad, filled with leafy salad greens and topped with feta cheese.
There are so many great ways to add protein to your diet when visiting your favorite diner in Lincoln Park! Stop by today to try some!