Where do you get your calcium!?

@Raw_Chantel Cow’s milk is so unnecessary!  How weird is it that we drink the milk of another species!? EW! I believe everyone is lactose intolerant,  we are only meant to drink mothers milk when we are babies! It takes so much energy and sad life for the cow! Try almond,  hemp, rice, or any non dairy milk! Much tastier, greener, and I guarantee your body will thank you!

“Dietary intake of calcium is necessary for healthy bones. teeth, blood, and heart.  Many people believe that the best dietary source of calcium is from cow’s milk.  but, is this really true?  The fact is , you can get all the calcium you need from plant-based foods as all fruits, nuts, seeds, sprouts, dark leafy greens and vegetables contain calcium.  According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the daily calcium requirement for men is at least 1000mg and 1200mg for women.  Here are a few vegan sources of calcium:

  • Collard Greens– 1 cup = 357 mg
  • Sesame Seeds– 1/4 cup = 300 mg
  • Turnip Greens– 1 cup = 249 mg
  • Kale– 1 cup = 179 mg
  • Okra– 1 cup = 172 mg
  • Bok Choy– 1 cup = 158 mg
  • Mustard Greens– 1 cup = 152 mg
  • Tahini– 2 Tbs = 128 mg
  • Broccoli–1 cup = 94 mg
  • Almond Milk– 1 cup = 90 mg
  • Almonds– 1/4 cup = 89 mg
  • Almond Butter– 2 Tbs = 86 mg

Humans cannot use the calcium in milk.  Since there is no usable calcium, the brain signals the bone matrix to release calcium into the blood. “The net result is a loss of calcium from the bone matrix.” –The Importance of Organic Calcium vs. Inorganic Calcium: The Woman’s Body’s Ability to recognize and Utilize Calcium.  By, Mark J. Occhipinti, M.S., Ph.D., NDc. “

pg 59: Reichhart / Holistic Health Counselor and Nutritional Consultant, Kendell, and Brian Hetrich/ Certified Nutritional Counselor. Natural Vibrant Health Raw Food. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.

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