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Calcium Supplements vs. Milk


Over the weekend I came across a video about Calcium supplements that is apparently “revolutionary” in the medical field. Click here for the link.

A study has shown that people who take Calcium supplements are at a 30% increased risk for heart attack. The Calcium taken by supplements builds up in the coronary arteries and creates blockages making people more susceptible to heart attacks.

Instead of calcium supplements, people should try to implement more foods that are high in Calcium. Foods high in Calcium don’t create blockages because the Calcium is absorbed more slowly.

People looking to add more calcium to their diets should drink more milk, or eat more dairy products. Dairy products are one of the best sources for Calcium, and all the nutrients in milk help your body absorb the Calcium more efficiently.

The doctor in the video suggested that only older women that are high risk for heart attacks should stop taking Calcium supplement, but it is still alright for young people to take Calcium supplements. This clearly makes no sense though; young people while not being at risk for heart attacks have longer to build up the Calcium in the coronary arteries. Therefore young people should also stop taking Calcium supplements to stop the build up that will lead to heart attacks when they are older.

Instead of wasting money on various supplements, people should look to nutrients that are readily available in foods. Natural food sources offer a greater absorption of nutrients. So stop taking Calcium supplements, and go out and drink some more milk. Your body will thank you when your old!

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About Crazy Moos

Welcome to the Crazy Moos blog! Crazy Moos is a play on words, basically trying to create a fun environment (crazy) for dairy news (moos). The overall goal of this blog is to communicate “moosworthy information” (newsworthy information) about the dairy industry and important happening on the dairy farm. Hopefully this blog will help people learn about various aspects of the dairy industry and what happens on the dairy farm. Visit regularly for new blog postings!

About Me

I am a 3rd generation dairyman in California, and our dairy farm really is a reflection of the American dream. My grandfather came to America from Europe after World War II in search of greater opportunities, and a safer place to raise a family. He came to America with hardly anything except his exceptional appreciation for hard work. My grandpa after a few years was able to start his own dairy farm and start producing high quality, nutritious milk. In the 70’s, he moved the operation to a more remote area (our current location), and started growing the herd.

Today, I am actively taking part in the farms daily responsibilities. I’m well qualified to be in the dairy industry, and consider myself pretty knowledgeable about the dairy industry having just graduating college with a degrees in dairy science, and dairy processing.

Many people today believe that the dairy industry has been taken over by large corporate farms, but a recent study done shows that most dairies are family owned. In fact, 99% of dairy farms in California are family owned and operated. My whole family is involved on the dairy. My sisters are caretakers of the baby calves, and we guys take care of the cows. There are eight kids in our family, so the dairy is definitely a family affair!

Milk is one of the world’s most nutritious natural products. So many people today are forgetting that milk is filled with many different nutrients, all combined to work in synergy together to maximize the body’s absorption of these nutrients. It’s the perfect blend of nutrients, in nature’s most natural product.

Milk, it’s a natural product, that’s naturally good for you!

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