Tuesday, March 8, 2011
How Do You Get Your Calcium?
**I get calcium from dark green vegetables, beans, soy, tofu, seeds and raw nuts. Also, I eat calcium-fortified foods, such as orange juice, soy/almond milk, and "yogurt." This is the wonderful "yogurt" I eat, which is fortified with calcium and live & active cultures. It is made with coconut milk instead of cow's milk. I threw some granola on the top. You can find it at Sprouts or Whole Foods. Amazingly Good!
10 bullet points to make you go, hmmm? This is what I've read from various sources (not You Tube):
*We are the only species on the planet who drinks the milk of another species
*Past nursing, we do not need any more milk as adults
*Dairy products produce mucus and often our bodies develop a cold or "allergies" to fight the invasion
*Tons of people are lactose intolerant
*High protein content in dairy can actually leach calcium from your bones
*Dairy products have been linked to a host of diseases and problems such as acne, arthritis, heartburn, headaches, fibromyalgia, joint pain, allergies, obesity, heart disease, breast, prostate and ovarian cancers, to name a few
*Dairy's "it does a body good" campaign is backed by hundreds of millions of dollars and is not based on actual nutrition
*Milk has puss, blood and bacteria in it (don't get me started on factory farming) and the process of pasteurization creates pathogens that are linked to Crohn's Disease
*Milk is not a reliable source of minerals-You get much more from fruits and veggies
*Virtually all cheese has detectable pesticide residue
There's more, but I will stop. Have I had a bite of cheesecake and crème brulée in the last few years? Yes. But I've discovered food taste delicious without the grease, calories and vein-clogging saturated fat. I urge you to read up on the actual nutritional value of dairy.