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10 surprising vegan foods that contain calcium

INSIDER Logo By Courtney Leiva of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 11: Your workout affects more than just your cardiovascular health, muscles, and mood."Exercise increases the blood supply to the brain, and it basically brings food to the brain, and this changes the brain from the molecular level to the behavioral level," Aideen Turner, PT, Cert MDT, a physical therapist and the CEO ofVirtual Physical Therapists, told INSIDER. "There's something called neurogenesis. This is the process where you build new brain connections or neurons, and it's enhanced with exercise. Exercise also helps to improve the brain plasticity, or the ability of the brain to change and adapt."So now you have another reason to make sure you don't skip your workout too often. In addition to all of the other ways that exercise can benefit your body, it might also give your brain a serious boost.

10 surprising vegan foods that contain calcium

Calcium helps build strong bones and teeth in the body. However, while many think calcium is solely obtained through dairy foods like milk and cheese, it's important to note that there are adequate non-dairy sources of calcium. Fortified cereals, tofu, and leafy greens all contain great amounts of calcium.Harvard Medical Schoolrecommends consuming up to 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium a day, making it important for vegans to plan their meals carefully.

We spoke to some dietitians and nutritionists on the topic to see which foods you'll definitely want to add to your plate. Below are some of their favorite plant-based calcium sources totally worth noting.

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