For decades, nothing has been touted as a healthier, more wholesome food than milk. It does a body good, they say. For women especially, milk nutrition benefits include strong bones and the prevention of osteoporosis, a concern for millions of women in the U.S. and billions more worldwide. But according to a new study, milk isn’t the healthy food we think. In fact, it may actually cause the bone loss it’s supposed to prevent, and in this study’s case, it can even lead to early death.
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The dairy industry spends a lot of marketing dollars convincing us that their products are the best calcium rich foods out there, but dairy actually isn’t the best source of nutrients for bone health.
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When folks find out that you don’t eat dairy, they often want to know where you get your calcium. It’s actually just as easy for vegans to get sufficient calcium, if you’re eating a balanced diet. In fact, it might actually be easier for vegans to retain the calcium we need for healthy bones.
Of the factors at work behind the prevalence of osteoporosis, poor nutrition is one of the worst culprits. In addition to consistent weight-bearing exercise and supplements as needed, eating well to build bone density can help prevent osteoporosis. While most bone density is built before age 20, it’s still important to keep consuming key vitamins to prevent your body from leaching nutrients from your bones.