A lot of people seem confused when I tell them I don’t eat dairy. It’s really not a big deal. The way I see it is a baby cow only needs its’ moms milk until it’s grown enough to eat real food. The same goes for humans. There’s plenty of scientific and published proof to back me up if you want to check it out. Since doing two Whole30 challenges I’ve just not felt the need to bring dairy back into my life. Yeah, I’ve had cheese on a salad while out to dinner once or twice but I don’t drink milk anymore or add any dairy to my food like I used to.
So, the answer to your question, “Where do you get calcium?”, is simple. I eat a lot of foods that contain calcium.
Foods like dark leafy greens (spinach, kale, turnips, & collard greens), almonds, oranges, kelp, broccoli, sesame seeds, celery and much more all contain calcium. Trust me, the amount of spinach, almonds and broccoli I eat more than makes up for any calcium I’ve “missed” from eliminating dairy from my lifestyle.
I don’t need calcium and I don’t need grains. Each to their own. This is the way I choose to nourish myself and I am very happy, sans dairy.
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