Many of us still believe that milk is needed for us to get the amount of calcium we need.
Calcium is important. It has many functions in the body, including:
- bone development
- bone maintenance
- regulating blood pressure
- blood clotting
- wound healing
However, despite the continuing insistence by the milk industry that calcium from dairy products builds strong bones, calcium deficiency is no longer considered to be the culprit at work behind osteoporosis.
In fact, studies show that women who drink large amounts of milk have a higher incidence of bone fractures than those who don't.
Why not try and get more calcium from non-dairy food sources such as:
- green beans
- kidney beans