How many times have you been told to eat milk and other dairies to have strong bones and secure your calcium intake? I bet the answer is more times than you can count.
But there’s just one problem…
As opposed to the popular belief, milk can actually increase the risk of you suffering from bone fractures by 50%!
Up to date, there are several thousand medical studies, and they’ve all reached the same conclusion and debunked the myth that milk is good for you.
A Harvard study, which prospectively tracked the dietary intake and medical histories of 77,761 women along the course of 12 years, discovered the connection between milk consumption and an increased risk of fractures.
But why does this happen? What is the explanation?
You see, milk actually pulls out the calcium from your bones.
You can easily compare milk to a corrosive poison. Because every time you drink it, it acidifies the pH of your body.
As humans, our bodies were not designed to properly digest cow milk. That only helps the baby cows or the calves to develop and grow.
So when your body’s natural response mechanism kicks in and tries to get rid of it, your body uses your own calcium supplies: the ones that are stored in your bones.
So on one hand, your body cleanses itself and comes back to its normal pH environment. But on the other hand, you’re also losing your calcium supplies.
Therefore, for stronger bones, you should actually avoid dairy products. And you should be eating foods rich in calcium and vitamin D.
Here’s the simple reason why.
Vitamin D is essential to you since it helps you absorb the calcium in the foods you eat.
In fact, a much better way to secure your calcium intake and ensure you have a healthy and strong bone system is by making sure that you have plenty of vitamin D in your body.
This is particularly important because a lack of vitamin D can speed up or worsen osteoporosis symptoms, according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Plus, a vitamin D deficiency has the potential to trigger deadly heart problems, cognitive impairment (memory problems), severe asthma, osteoporosis and even cancer.
And that alone puts you at an increasingly higher risk of suffering from fragile, brittle bones.
New research suggests that three-quarters of U.S. teens and adults are deficient in vitamin D. And you may be one of them.
If you’re over the age of 50, you should know that you are running the risk of suffering from a serious vitamin D deficiency.
And that means that your body won’t be able to absorb any more of the calcium in the foods that you eat since its absorption depends on your vitamin D intake.
Essential Foods for Strong Bones
Foods rich in Vitamin D:
- Beef Liver
- Egg yolks
- Orange juice
- Soy milk
- Maitake mushrooms
- Portobello mushrooms
- Almond milk
- Chanterelle mushrooms
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Foods rich in Calcium:
- Rainbow trout
- White beans
- Navy beans, cooked
- Black beans, cooked
- Pinto beans, cooked
- Almond butter
- Turnip greens, boiled, drained
- Seaweed, dry (agar)
- Oranges (including fresh orange juice)
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