I've never heard this question before, but found it interesting because I have talked to vegans who think eating vegetables gives you enough calcium.
Myth 2: Spinach is as good a source of calcium as milk. FACT: There is more calcium in 1 cup of milk than there is in 16 cups of spinach. One will need to eat more than 48 cups of spinach to get the recommended daily intake of calcium (USDA, 2010). Furthermore, milk contains Vitamin D which enhances calcium absorption (Wasserman, R.H. 2004. Vitamin D and the dual process of intestinal calcium absorption. Journal of Nutrition 134: 3137-3139.
Over the next few weeks, we’re going to comment on some of the myths about dairy foods. As I looked at some of these, it was interesting because I get asked these questions often when I’m talking about dairy. MYTH NUMBER 1: Consuming diary products can lead to weight gain. FACT: Weight gain occurs when one consumes more calories than the body can burn as energy. Contrary to this common myth, research both in animals and humans suggest that including three servings of low fat dairy foods in a calorie controlled diet may help greater weight loss— that’s right weight loss! Clinical trials have also shown a strong correlation between calcium intake and reduced body weight, body fat percentage and waist size! (Zemel, M. 2005. Role of dairy foods in weight management. JACN 24(6) 537S-546S.)
CONCLUSION: BE SURE TO HAVE AT LEAST 3 SERVINGS A DAY OF YUMMY COUNTRY DAIRY PRODUCTS
Posted Mar 22, 2010
Teachers, we still have tour space available for this Spring-- call Jeff at 231 861 4636 x119 to get your class on the calendar.
Posted Mar 18, 2010
Come on in to the Farm Store to pick up a half gallon of our new Limited Edition ice cream-- Peanut 'Udder Cup-- its our Peanut 'Udder Chaos with chocolate covered peanut butter cups thrown in. It rocks!
Posted Mar 10, 2010 Photo Galleries,
Spring is coming-- we're beginning to see quite a bit of bare ground out in our fields. Soon all the fruit trees in the county will begin blooming. . . Spring is a beautiful time to come up to Country Dairy.
Posted Feb 03, 2010 News & Notes,
The New Era Chamber Cherry Pie Contest is coming up on February 20. Come down to the Farm Store and get your fresh frozen cherries to put in a winning entry!
Posted Feb 01, 2010 News & Notes,
Calling all Country Dairy Ice Cream-aholics-- we have our Ice Cream Social date for 2010. Once again we will open up our farm for you all to come visit and enjoy some GREAT ice cream on Saturday July 3.
Photo: Free Milk???? Is it true????
Come to the Country Dairy Farm Store and pick up a free milk punch card! Buy 10 gallons of WHITE MILK from the Farm Store and get your eleventh gallon free! This offer will last through May 31, 2010. Hurry on in to take advantage of this limited time offer.
Posted Dec 29, 2009 News & Notes,
The folks at Country Dairy wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It's been chilly in West Michigan lately, be sure to dress warm!
Posted Dec 21, 2009
Times is getting short! Get your gift orders in soon so they reach their destination before Christmas! Be sure to visit and order from our online store or come down to the Farm Store and pick up those last minute items!