TAG: Calcium

The Milk Debate

Cow vs Goat

Goat’s milk has a number of advantages over cow’s milk. Research conducted at the University of Granada (2007) found that goat’s milk helps the body better use minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus, which means that it is superior to cow’s milk for maintaining strong bones and preventing anaemia. Goat’s milk is also more digestable than cow’s milk because it has a different type of fat, and is less likely to provoke allergic reactions because it contains less lactose and far less of the allergenic casein protein. Many (though not all) of those who can’t tolerate cow’s milk… read more

Calcium Food Sources

Calcium rich foods

Calcium is best known for its role in promoting bone health and reducing the risk of osteoporosis, but it is also important for many other aspects of health. Calcium works synergistically with other minerals and nutrients, so even if you take supplements, it’s a good idea to obtain some calcium from whole foods as well. Foods with a very high calcium content include milk, yogurt (especially plain), cheeses (especially Swiss), and canned sardines and salmon (with bones). Fatty fish such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, and tuna are also good sources of vitamin D, which is required for proper absorption of… read more

Are We All Intolerant?

Cows milk intolerance

As a child, were you ever forced to remain at the kitchen table, charged with the refusal to finish a glass of milk? Science shows that refusal may have also been an inability. Some of you may be thinking, “Of course some people can’t drink milk, they are called lactose intolerant.” The thing is, we all are. Different people will have varied degrees of intolerance, but no human is meant to ingest cow’s milk. This makes enough sense, no where else in nature does a species consume the other’s milk. As the name suggests, cow’s milk not only comes from cows but… read more

Calcium Other Than Dairy

Calcium rich foods

I don’t know about you, but when I have dairy something strange happens. It’s not a major upset, just an un-ease. A little queasy and, well, mucous-y. Gross, I know! I’m not positive that I am lactose (milk sugar) intolerant, just perhaps a tad sensitive to it. Frankly, I feel better when I don’t eat dairy and I know a fair amount of people in the same boat. Concerning, as this is the food group where we are supposed to get our intake of calcium, right? Well, there are many food sources rich in calcium, just not as heavily publicized… read more