The Secret to Stronger Bones- Put Down the Milk and Drink this Juice Instead



Many of us have been taught that the key to having strong bones is to drink cow’s milk, as it is rich in calcium. However, that is not true. Find out why it’s much better to receive our calcium intake from plant-based juices instead of cow’s milk!


Cow’s MilkĀ  Actually Depletes Calcium from your BonesĀ 

How does this happen?



The milk that comes from cows (especially ones that are pasteurized) causes our body to be more acidic in its pH balance. So when we drink the milk, it triggers our body to neutralize the acidity. Calcium, which is stored primarily in our bones, makes a great acidity neutralizer. Thus, when we drink cow’s milk, our body will extract the calcium stored in our bones to neutralize the acid effects of the milk. The calcium extracted will then be passed out of our body in urine.


Our Body is Less Likely to Absorb the Calcium from Cow’s Milk

The absorption rate that our body absorbs calcium from Cow’s Milk is around 32%. Coupled with our body extracting calcium from our bones to neutralize its acidic effects, the result is that in the longer term our body will be deficit in calcium if we continue drinking Cow’s Milk in excess.

In contrast to Cow’ Milk, the calcium absorption rate from vegetables (especially green vegetables) are over than 50%. In addition, vegetables are already alkaline in nature, thus causing the calcium in vegetables to be more readily absorbed, without any negative neutralizing effect needed by the body. Eating or drinking vegetables, our bodies will receive the calcium it needs and a plethora of other nutrients that the vegetables contains!


Drink this Calcium Rich Juice Instead for Stronger Bones

Spinach, kale, broccoli and other green leafy vegetables are high in calcium. Carrots are also a nutritional powerhouse. They are well rounded in their nutrients, containing Vitamin C, B3, B6, K, and minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium, and potassium, and fiber.


Here’s a Carrot Concoction for healthy, strong bones!

carrot juice



Carrot Calcium Concoction

2 Whole Carrots

1 Apple

2 cups fresh spinach (or other leafy greens such as kale, broccoli)

1/2 cup water – 1 cup water (add more water if desire a less thicker consistency)

1 orange (you may use half and half orange juice combined with water)

Ice cubes



  1. Rinse the carrots, apple, spinach, orange well with water.
  2. Dice up the carrots and apple so that it’s easier to blend with your blender / juicer.
  3. Squeeze out the juice from the orange, blend it along with the carrots and apple. Add more water if you are finding it hard to blend.
  4. Add your spinach or other leafy greens. Blend again.
  5. Add ice cubes, if you want to serve your juice cold.


It’s best to drink juices or smoothies before a meal or on an empty stomach. This allows the body the body to absorb and retain the nutrients better.

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