Posts Tagged ‘calcium’

Soft Drink Consumption = Bone Loss

Reasons why consuming soft drinks might be bad for bone health:

  • drinking soda instead of calcium-containing drinks leads to calcium deficiency
  • phosphoric acid in soda increases calcium loss (to neutralize this acid, calcium is stripped from the bone)
  • caffeine in soda increases calcium loss through the urine

You should be consuming around 1,000 mg of calcium per day. You can get calcium here: fortified orange juice, fortified soy milk, collard greens, kale, cabbage, bok choy, fortified tofu, broccoli, turnip greens, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, or a calcium supplement.  Continue reading

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You don’t need milk to get calcium

No other species on this planet drinks another species’ milk, and no species drinks its own mother’s milk beyond the age of weaning because it isn’t necessary anymore. Then why do we drink it after babyhood? Mom doesn’t want us sucking on her the rest of our lives, right? The whole purpose of cow’s milk is to get a 70lb baby calf to become 1,000 pounds in a year. So you are drinking something that is MADE to make you fat–and quickly! If we wiped away technology, packaging, preservatives, etc., you are basically sucking out nasty puss with your lips on a dirty cow’s teets. Sick. You can get your calcium in other less-nasty (and much more healthy & humane) ways. Continue reading

Where do you get your protein?

The most common question I continually hear from anyone who has not read much about nutrition and food beyond what the media tells them. Happens so often, in fact, that 2.5 hours ago someone asked me just that. Americans are so brainwashed by the meat industry that: 1) we believe we are somehow supposed to be consuming massive amounts of protein daily; and 2) we are led to believe that ONLY by eating meat can we obtain protein.

Guess what? Consuming high amounts of protein is bad; the RDA is 0.36 grams of protein per pound that we weigh. Continue reading