"What about Calcium? Don't we need to at least drink milk?" 🧂
This is another one of our popular questions. The general belief is that if we don't consume dairy products, we risk a calcium deficiency. We are told this by everyone around us, parents, trainers, doctors and of course advertisements as well. Many of us are scared to give up dairy for this reason.
But how true is this? 🤔
🩺The best available balance of evidence suggests that not only is Dairy unnecessary, but is actually linked to many Lifestyle Diseases including asthma, Parkinson's Disease and some types of Cancers
🌱We can get all our required calcium from plant sources. The two main groups are Greens and Bean (lentils). There are several sources of plant based calcium in India.
This post has some of them.
Tips to ensure that you meet your calcium requirements:
🥬 Consume greens every single day. Salads, cutlets, gravies, sambars, smoothies - just ensure you have it one way or another. This is one of the reasons every menu of Sampoorna Ahara has a certain amount of Greens in them
🥙 Eat a variety of calcium rich lentils like Soybeans and Chickpeas. You can make Sundal, Hummus, Gravies, Curries etc., daily
🌰Black til is another great way of getting your calcium for the day. You can make ladoos and have some daily
🥗 A pinch of Moringa Powder can be sprinkled into your smoothie to up it's calcium profile
🌯Amaranth Seed Powder can be mixed with atta to fortify your rotis with Calcium Now, you not only have reasons to move away from Dairy, but also resources to make the shift to a better Nutritional profile too!
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