Bariatric Calcium Snacks Before & After Surgery 

Calcium is an essential dietary mineral required by your body for good health.  Not only does calcium help keep your bones and teeth strong, it also keeps your heart, muscles and nerves functioning properly.  Getting enough calcium in your diet after bariatric surgery may seem challenging, but it doesn’t have to be! 

In addition to taking daily calcium + vitamin D supplements, choosing 1 or 2 of these foods daily is an easy way to get more calcium into your diet.

Nutritionist Approved” Calcium-Rich Snack Ideas

cup (4oz) low-fat or skim milk½ cup, plain soymilk fortified with calcium½ cup low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese with a sprinkle of cinnamon½ cup plain, nonfat, regular or Greek yogurt with a sprinkle of cinnamon½ cup sugar-free pudding, made with low-fat or fat-free milk1 low-fat cheese stick with ¼ cup canned tuna (packed in water, drained)

B Hanna MD.

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