Debunking the Milk Myth – Drinking Milk Good for Bone Health?
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Calcium: we are all told we need more of it. That’s why we should drink milk,
Well, as many in the Paleo community know, this is actually not quite the case.
Calcium — while a mineral completely necessary for life — is not the be-all and end-
all that most media would have you believe. There are actually many misconceptions
and misnomers around calcium, and milk consumption is just the first one.
Did you know, for example, that the United States has one of the highest intakes of
calcium – yet also has one of the highest rates of osteoporosis? If calcium were all it
took for bone health, wouldn’t this data be impossible? As you can see, we are not
getting the whole truth when it comes to calcium.
Many people do not realize that there is a whole bevy of foods which are rich in
calcium, but do not lead to any of these problems. So without further ado, let’s dive
deep into the real story behind calcium and how much you actually need to keep
your bones strong and healthy!
Is The Daily Value Correct?
One of the most important questions around calcium is: is the recommended daily
value actually accurate? If you are consuming a diet rich in calcium, avoiding things
that block calcium from being absorbed, and getting enough vitamins and minerals
which also aid in bone health, you may not need the RDA of calcium. As Dr. Loren
Cordain has pointed out, you may need about half the amount of calcium
recommended, in actuality.
Does Calcium Build Strong Bones?
As mentioned earlier in this piece, the fact that the United States has one of the
highest intakes of calcium, yet also has one of the highest rates of osteoporosis,
should tell you that there is much more to bone health than just calcium.
As with most topics in wellness, good bone health relies on many different things.
Strong bones need vitamin D3 (actually a