FOR YOUR HEALTH: Dairy is not the only thing that equals healthy bones

FOR YOUR HEALTH: Dairy is not the only thing that equals healthy bones

It’s been around since the dawn of advertising. Milk does a body…well you know. But do veggies do a body better?

Loving this article from OneGreenPlanet.com that tries to debunk the myth that not consuming dairy makes meeting your daily calcium needs impossible. It’s quite the opposite in fact.

It really boils down to a few main points:

  • Lots of veg-based foods have tons of calcium, like chia seeds, molasses, sesame seeds and almond butter. This list goes on here.
  • Vitamins need other vitamin combos for maximum absorption. Veggies often have the other vitamins needed for maximum calcium absorption, where dairy products often lack these vitamin pairings.
  • You may be lactose intolerant and that effects your health in other ways (as your stomach can tell you).

Looking to crunch some calcium numbers before crunching some kale? ABC News did a good job of providing calcium data here!

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