Where Do Vegans Get Their Calcium?

Where Do Vegans Get Their Calcium?

Humans need Calcium, Not Milk

Over 66% of the population suffers from either diagnosed or undiagnosed Lactose Intolerance. Symptoms include abdominal pain, gas, bloating, and yes…the dreaded “D” word.

At the point in life where we stop consuming breast milk, our lactase enzyme that breaks down lactose into sugar decreases immensely. There is a multitude of plant-based milk alternatives that are comparable in flavor and texture with Oat Milk easily leading the charge.

Dairy products are known to increase the risk of numerous diseases including diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, heart disease, and even cancer.

 

“But we need cow’s milk for calcium!”

 

While cow’s milk does, in fact, contain calcium, it pales in comparison to the calcium in green leafy vegetables, such as kale or broccoli. Beans, Peas, Nuts, and lentils are also unsung heroes of the calcium sources

The next time you’re at the grocery store, reaching for that gallon of 2%, take a step back and admire all the alternatives you have at your disposal, and maybe try something new. Between the similar texture and flavor of cow’s milk, with the added benefit of all natural vitamins, your body is sure to Thank You.

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Written By: Nicholas R. Gauger

 

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