top of page

Get Your Calcium From the Source not the Cow!

We have all grown up being told to drink milk and eat dairy for our daily dose of calcium, what is in a glass of milk and where does the calcium come from seeing as cows don’t drink milk.

A myth is created!

The myth we hear all the time is that we need high amounts of calcium and the best place to get it is from dairy products. Contrary to popular belief that is not true.

Calcium is a mineral which is found in rocks which come from the earth. The calcium in rocks dissolves into water whether rainwater, a river or some other water source. Once calcium Is broken down into the earth, plant roots reach out and absorb the calcium within the soil as well as many other vital nutrients and minerals such as iron, potassium and magnesium just to name a few.

Like human’s cows do not produce calcium, we all need to absorb calcium into our bodies and we need to make sure we get enough calcium daily. When cows eat grass, the calcium from the grass enters the cow bloodstream and mammary glands which then becomes milk.

Isn’t it crazy? Us humans are sourcing one of the most abundant minerals in the body from milk and dairy, instead of getting our calcium directly from the source. I will list calcium dense foods later.

As with most of the population, we are all under the impression that we should drink a glass of milk every day, but did you ever realise that we are the only species that drinks milk long into adulthood? Or that we are the only species on the planet who drinks the milk from another animal?

What is in a glass of milk? The below image breaks down the contents of a single glass of milk.

Its kind of gross to think that with each glass of milk not only are you consuming antibiotics and hormones, you are also drinking pus from the cow’s udder and faeces along with blood! Just because the milk is pasteurised does not mean that the bacteria and all those nasty harmful elements I just listed have been removed. This is the issue just because the milk has been pasteurised doesn’t mean that it is clean to drink. All this is, is a process to increase the content of the milk and preserve it for longer shelf life.

What is lactose and why are we allergic to it?

I recently learnt about Lactose and why humans are lactose intolerant. Lactose is a type of sugar found in milk and dairy. The reason why the human species has problems with Lactose (Besides the fact cow milk is made only for calves) is that the sugar in lactose needs to be transformed into glucose and galactose in our digestive system, breaking these molecules down so they can easily be absorbed in our intestines and enter the bloodstream.

For humans to make this transformation we need an enzyme that is called Lactase and the problem is that humans stop producing this enzyme when we are around 9 – 10 years old. That’s why as adults we have difficulty digesting milk, our body simply doesn’t have lactase i.e. lactose intolerant.

Right about now your reading this and asking why have we been lied to for so long?

That’s a good question, just follow the money.

The meat, eggs and dairy industry want us all to believe that all our dietary requirements are met with eating their products.

You have to understand that this industry is massive and is worth billions of dollars every year. In Australia alone, our dairy farmers produce 9,102 million litres of whole milk per year with the farmgate value of milk production being $4 BILLION per year. If we all boycotted these foods than the industry would collapse. The downfall of course is that many farmers will be out of work, although we would all be much, much healthier.

Read my article on the ethical reasons why we shouldn’t be stealing milk from our defenseless farmed cow friends.

Here is a list of calcium enriched foods and by no means is it a completed list (But it’s a good start)

  • Broccoli

  • Almonds

  • Avocado

  • Celery

  • Leaks

  • Bok Choy

  • Pumpkin Seeds

  • Artichokes

  • Onions

  • Fennel

  • Brussel Sprouts

  • Cabbage

  • Sesame Seeds

  • Butternut Squash

  • Asparagus

  • Coconut Meat

  • Turnip Greens

  • Almonds

  • Soy

  • Raisins

  • Prunes

  • Walnuts

  • Most grains, breads & Pasta

  • Soy, Almond, Oat, Coconut, Rice & Hemp Milk

If you are interested in learning more about how to become a vegan or you are genuinely curious as to what it means to be vegan. After all, it is a lifestyle, not a diet.

I have listed some videos that I personally recommend for your perusal.

Gary Yourofski Best Speech Ever

Earthlings Documentary

Open Your Eyes [MUST WATCH!!!

What Vegans See

You Will Never Look at Your Life in the Same Way Again - Eye-Opening Speech!

Aussie Abattoirs

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

* All Logo's and brands used in this article are the property of the perspective creator/manufacturer.*

#Calcium #Compassion #VeganHealth #Veganism #veganfood

42 views0 comments
bottom of page