Posted Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 4:12 PM
I've been calculating the calcium content of the food i eat for the past week, and I always get between 700 and 900 mg Calcium. I'm not following the kickstart menu, but the general recommondations of how much to eat of the four food groups. I'm wondering if this is good, or if the recommended calcium intake is related to uptake, so that I only get 30% of the calculated levels? Does anyone know? How come so many vegans in different scientific studies have a calcium intake < 500mg?
What many don't realize is the calcium is not so much an intake problem as a depletion problem. A diet high in protein and processed foods causes the body to release bone mineral content in an effort to de-acidify the body. Thus the problem is not a calcium deficiency as much as a calcium depletion problem.
I have a couple of articles and a video that I hope you will get the time for because they explain it all:
‘Perils of Dairy’: Why dairy may not ‘do your body good’ and in fact be just plain bad for you this is about dairy yet there is a huge section about osteoporosis and the calcium issue I was telling you about included.
The calcium without the cow: 3 reasons to ditch dairy and dig into your greens about vegan sources of calcium