Misconceptions About Agriculture: If You Take Calcium Supplements You Don’t Need Milk

As many of you know, it is very important to get your daily supply of vitamins and minerals for a healthy lifestyle and to strengthen your immune system. This is vital, and thankfully in this day and age we have vitamin supplements in order to obtain all of these nutrients that we don’t always consume on a daily basis. What is actually a common misconception about these supplements is just that, that they are supplements. This means that these vitamins and minerals are supplemental to your normal daily intake of other important nutrients. Many people believe that they can take these vitamins singular of anything else and that that satisfies there recommended daily intake. This of course is not true, and more specifically people like to believe that by taking a calcium supplements they don’t need to consume milk because it provides the same nutritional value, like the previous misconception is also false. So without further a do, lets attempt to take another common misconception and debunk it.

Taking a look at this myth about calcium supplements its really hard to imagine about how just one small pill can provide the nutrients necessary for a human being. Our bodies need so many things on a given basis, I just font believe that it could be true another little personal belief that I have, is that no artificial little pill van give you what something that the earth is produced can give, or that some natural organism could provide. This of course is just my personal belief. Anyways, in order to prove this misconception wrong I quote Zey Ustunol, a Food Science & Human Nutrition professor at Michigan State University. She states that, “Milk isn’t only a good source of calcium but it also provides other high quality nutrients such as high quality protein, vitamins A, D, B12, riboflavin; zinc; potassium and magnesium. Fermented dairy foods such as yogurt also serve as an excellent carrier of probiotic organisms and prebiotics, which are important for gastrointestinal health. Taking supplements does not provide the enjoyment of drinking a cold glass of milk; pouring cold milk on a bowl of cereal for breakfast; eating a creamy delicious bowl of ice cream on a hot summer day; or enjoying the pleasure of a creamy cheese sauce on nachos, or melted cheese slices on a hamburger.” (www.msu.edu, 2014)

So when looking at this reference, we actually realize that not only does milk provide loads of Calcium, but also a whole plethora of other vitamins that support healthy living. In order to sustain our bodies and provide it with the most natural and efficient source of calcium it is impossible to rely solely on just Calcium supplements. They are called supplements for a reason, they’re supplemental; so don’t try to take them as substitutes. So there you have it, another common misconception about agriculture, debunked.

Source: https://www.msu.edu/~mdr/vol15no2/myths.html

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