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    Non-Dairy drinks for calcium?

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    I don't drink dairy because I believe cow's milk are for cow's.
    I also heard almond milk isn't so good because it's just almonds and water but I drink it for calcium..is almond milk fine to drink or are there better options?

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    Just because it's white doesn't mean it's high in calcium. Most non-dairy "milks" are intended for people who want to drink something that looks and tastes like cow's milk, while deluding themselves that it is the nutritional equivalent.

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    You will get plenty of calcium from leafy greens, roots, red meat and fish.

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    Katherine, I know but those "milks" are really convenient to drink and they contain a lot of calcium in one serving which is why I drink them.

    Cryptocode, I try with leafy greens but the volume of spinach required to meet 100% calcium requirements is huge! And beef only contains about 7-8% per serving (300-500 calories)

    Do you guys take calcium supplements or are you guys fine just eating regular primal food?

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    They only contain a lot of calcium in a serving if they have it added to them.

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    Added calcium isn't as bio available as natural calcium either. I'd just take a supplement but honestly it's not that hard to get adequate calcium through food. Eat some yogurt.
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    Ooooooooh, I get it now, I guess I will stop buying almond milk I guess and stick to leafy greens since I also get bloated after eating dairy
    Oh and I have another question: I made coconut flour after blending coconut flakes and water and straining,etc etc. I kept the leftover water in the fridge overnight and there was a layer of solid white stuff on top..what is that? I looked everywhere on the internet but I couldn't get a straight answer

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    Ooh, that's coconut fat. Yum. Enjoy!

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    very cool! thanks everyone I really appreciate the help

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    Bony fish and bone broth are both awesome as well. Even putting bony meat in your slow cooker for a long time will cause the minerals to leach out of the bones into your broth/sauce.

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