American's insistance on drinking milk is equally scary. In the China Study, Dr. Campbell looked at hip fractures in various countries vs. calcium intake. America again takes the prize for having the most hip fractures while also having one of the highest calcium intakes. The answer lies in.........ding ding....the fact that we are getting calcium from animal sources. Simplistically, meat and dairy both cause an acid environment in our bodies which causes calcium to be robbed from bone to address the excess acid. Humans are the ONLY species who drinks milk from another species. Cow's milk is a perfect food for a calf, not a human.
Bottom line..................calcium and protein needs are overestimated in America and all the needs we have can be supplied by a whole food, plant based diet.
Don't think you can get enough protein from plant sources? Think again. Below are how a few plant items stack up to animal sources. Remember........the amount or protein we think we need has been told to us by our government and is not necessarily our actual need.
2 grams/ 1/2 cup