Ever wondered why?
Its amazing to me how gullible we all seem when we are young. We question our parents authority on just about everything but with food we seem to get particularly entrenched in the social norms we grow into. Is it really healthy and natural for us to drink cow milk? How much pain and suffering do we inflict on cow mums, dads and children? Do you know that cows are drugged to keep them pregnant and producing milk, yet their calves are taken away? Sores even develop on the mothers teats and acceptable levels of faecel matter and pus are allowed in milk by industry experts.
One litre of milk contains 1,200 milligrams of calcium. Our dietary needs for calcium are approx 1,000 milligrams per day according the nutritional consensus.
So where else can we get calcium if not from animals?
Tofu 100grams provides 350mg calcium
Almonds 100grams provides 264mg calcium
Sesame Seeds 100grams provides 100mg of calcium
Oatmeal 100grams provides 80mg calcium
Soy Beans 100grams provides 77mg calcium
Spinach 100grams provides 71mg of calcium
Collared Greens 100grams provides 66mg of calcium
Broccoli 100grams provides 48mg calcium
Kale 100grams provides 29mg calcium
Soy Milk 100ml provides 25mg calcium
The argument for not consuming dairy products is not only a health issue, its also to stop cruelty to cows and other animals.
Mothers are drugged and have their children taken away. They are placed in barbaric production lines and kept on drugs to sustain pregnancy in order to keep milk production going. Children and mother cows are traumatised and separated. Sores develop on the mothers' udder and pus gets into the milk. The milk is cooked (pasteurised) to remove some of the pus but Australian and world health standards allow a certain element of puss in all dairy milk products. Cheese and yoghurts are even worse.
Humans are the only animals in the world to consume other animals milk.
Milk is only a product for the offspring of that species for short periods after birth.
So why do we consume so much. During the first world war milk was used to keep American troops sustained through the cold European winters. When the war ended the Dairy Industry complained and appealed to the US Government to subsidise and allow broad based propaganda to sell milk to Americans. Since then the dairy industry has grown worldwide.
Ask yourself is sucking from a cows' nipple what nature intended? And if we can gain the nutrients we need from plant based means that cause no pain. Then why harm other sentient beings just for the craving of your taste buds. Stop letting corporates influence you to be a consumer of their harmful products.
Take control of your life, go vegan.
Get Calcium from what Food?
What could an animal friendly calcium day look like?
200 grams tofu = 700mg calcium
100 grams almonds = 264mg calcium
100 grams spinach = 71mg calcium
Totsl = 1,035mg calcium
Im not generally a believer in dietary supplements - there is nothing better than healthy fresh food from nature. Interesting though when I looked into calcium.
One tablet of Natures Own contains 250mg of calcium alone. so two tablets twice a day meets the entire Calcium requirement for a day.
I will still be taking the natural ingredients from fresh food.