Really interesting article from Dr. Mercola this morning.
one of the first questions I get (usually from women) when I tell them about paleo is "how do you get enough calcium if you can't eat dairy?"
I know that we have been told our whole lives that we need to drink milk to make our bones strong, but it's truly a flawed theory. This article is great at explaining what foods really give you the best calcium for bone health.
To me this article is further proof why eating a paleo diet is the best for your overall health, including bone health.
Gluten (found in many grains) can cause calcium and other nutrient deficiencies in your body.
Processed foods and many food additives (high fructose corn syrup and aspartame) contribute to bone loss.
Omega 3 is essential to bone health (and its a staple in the paleo diet)
Vitamin K is crutial for preventing bone health (Vitamin K is found in grass fed beef and fresh veggies)
Exercise helps to prevent bone loss.
Read the full article here: