Julianne - posted on 03/04/2011 ( 62 moms have responded )
"I know what you are thinking, dairy prevents osteoporosis. It keeps my bones strong right? Wrong. The more dairy you consume the weaker your bones become, let me explain how.
Thinking back to High School Chemistry, we remember acids and alkaline. When placed together they neutralize making both ineffective. What many don't realize is that calcium is an alkaline, while the proteins in milk are an acid. The problem is that
there is actually more acid in the milk than alkaline calcium. So when you drink the milk, your body has to leach more calcium from what is already in your bones in order to neutralize the acids coming in. Of course we cannot give dairy all the blame, but it is definitely a large part of the problem. The problem is too much protein in our diets. It is so sad that those who consumes dairy to prevent osteoporosis, are actually causing the opposite to occur.