Calcium is an important mineral for bone and teeth health. It also plays a role in disease prevention, cardiovascular health and balancing your body’s PH levels.
It has long been marketed that dairy products are the best source of calcium. Although that claim has helped the dairy industry in their success, it may not be the healthiest choice for you. Most dairy products contain hormones, antibiotics and are inflammatory therefore having more of a negative effect on your body than “doing it good”.
Calcium is actually taken from our bones to neutralize acid levels when dairy is consumed making weaker (not stronger, as advertised) bones. Also, most people have a dairy allergy or sensitivity making it difficult to digest.
So, if we know we need calcium and dairy products aren’t our healthiest choice in which to get it, then what foods should we choose?
I would love to hear from you!
Do you get your calcium from sources other than dairy? What are your favourite plant based, calcium rich foods? Let me know in the comments below...