But where is it in there? -We ask ourselves, what we can actually do about osteoporosis (brittle bones) alternative suppliers of calcium on the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day on October 20, 2013. Especially older people and especially women after the Wechseljahrensind affected by osteoporosis and related fractures. It is so important to prevent this disease and as early as possible. Adequate exercise and a calcium-rich diet are in the foreground here. But where there actually calcium? Many would probably think first of milk.
In fact, milk contains calcium, but only 30 percent can be absorbed from consumption. Also through the human body through consumption of milk, which is deprived of calcium from your bones to compensate. This in turn increases the risk of bone fracture. Green vegetables such as broccoli, leek, fennel, celery, cabbage, chard and lettuce is a more effective supplier of calcium. Here, the capacity is between 40 and 60 percent. Also Hazelnuts, sesame seeds, almonds, amaranth and tofu contain much calcium. But even to take up calcium, we need vitamin D, which can make the human body under the influence of sunlight itself. A balanced diet with green vegetables and exercise under the open sky at the sunshine seem so important factors for the prevention of osteoporosis.
Cow’s milk is not the valuable calcium supplier, for which we hold this contrary to our notions. In addition, the high amount of fat in the milk promotes the risk for heart disease, and also the increased incidence of cancer was brought by some studies linked high consumption of milk. Fortunately, sufficient alternatives to the conventional milk available on supermarket shelves: whether oats, spelt, rice or almond drinks, there is something for everyone! At the same time we save through the handle such vegetable alternatives also cows, by breeding and the use of concentrated feed in recent decades to high performance driven were. The current cow + you “campaign of the World-animal welfare society is committed to an appropriate consumer education and improved housing conditions of dairy cows.