What is Osteoporosis?
Bone is a living tissue subject to a process of permanent remodeling: the old bone is lysed and new bone is created instead to replace it.
Normally, lysis and renewal phenomena are in equilibrium. But during the aging of the body, bone remodeling becomes less effective and the balance is out of balance in favor of bone lysis. The bone mass will then decrease, just like the resistance of the bone. This one is then more fragile and the fractures are more frequent.
It is therefore not a deficiency of calcium or vitamin D that is responsible for osteoporosis. However, these two elements would play an important preventive role: one must be vigilant to ensure regular contributions throughout one’s life.
Milk Causes Intestinal Problems
Why is that? The adult human body has practically no more enzymes for digestion of milk, lactases, which are then in a quantity insufficient to digest lactose. Therefore, one needs to look at alternative sources of calcium.
Calcium is found in many foods such as spinach, lentils, watercress, cabbage, onions that contain large amounts of calcium. Deficiencies will be avoided!
Other Types of Milk
Also, there is a non-negligible choice of plant milks. Their nutritional value makes them a definite asset and a good alternative to milks of animal origin. It contains minerals, lipids, carbohydrates and some even have interesting levels of calcium. Vegetable milks do not contain lactose: they do not involve the concerns of digestion that we have mentioned a little higher.
Rice, oat and hazelnut milks are rich in low glycemic index carbohydrates, better for your health. They do not contain butyric acid (a fatty acid found especially in cow’s milk). But this one would have a pro-inflammatory effect on the intestinal mucosa.
Almond milk is very caloric, so it should be consumed in moderation. On the other hand, it has the particularity of being alkalinizing. Thus, it fights against the deleterious effects of tissue acidosis maintained by an acidifying diet.
Quinoa and soy milks also have the advantage of being rich in fiber and protein which promotes satiety.
On the calcium side, soy and almond milk contain twice as much as cow’s milk!
For people who suffer from both milk sensitivity and osteoporosis, this article may be of interest to you. You should know that the alternatives to cow’s milk mentioned in this article are good for everyone, not just the sick!