There are some things that we believe in only because others believe in them. As a rule, we don’t think about whether something is true or not. We bet you think milk is useful for your bones and that Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. If you still believe those things, it’s time to learn the truth.
Bright Side wants to debunk a few myths that the majority of people still think are true.
8. Milk is useful for our bones.
Ads claim that dairy products are a great source of calcium which is really important for our bones. But calcium contained in milk doesn’t prevent us from getting fractures.Milk and other dairy foods are good for bone health. Scientific evidence supportsthe role of calcium and vitamin D for good bone health; Dairy foods are excellent sources of calcium and protein. … If the body does not get enough calcium it will respond by taking calcium from the bones, thus in turn weakening them.
Scientists from Harvard University have found that people from countries that don’t usually consume dairy products suffer from fractures less than those who consume such products regularly. So there’s no sense in drinking big amounts of milk if you want to strengthen your bones. You can get calcium from sardines and salmon, beans, almonds, and figs.