Where do you think gorillas, cows, elephants, and other large animals get their calcium? Like them, you can get your calcium from a wide variety of foods, especially green leafy vegetables like spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, kale, and bok choy. Other good sources are tofu and sesame seeds.
Most of us have been brainwashed by the dairy industry into thinking that the only way to get enough calcium in our diets is to drink milk and eat yogurt and cheese. But the latest figures, from 2012, show that in the countries where the consumption of dairy and meat is relatively low, the rates of osteoporosis and/or hip fractures are also low and vice versa.
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