is it necessary to consume calcium milk everyday?

Indonesia
May 4, 2008 7:08am CST
although i don't like it all, i know that i should force my self to consume calcium milk everyday due to some problem in my knee. however, i also read some health articles that its necessary to consume milk consume for daily to avoid osteoporosis when we are old later on. i know its not good taste in drinking calcium milk but i consume it at least once a day cause trully i just dislike to drink any kind of milk actually . so what about you? do you consume calcium milk from now on or just delay it?
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@goergineo (1498)
• Jordan
4 May 08
I do not like milk at all and you know what, I do not drink it. calcium can be found in other source like vegetables and fruits. also, cheese are rich in calcium. I think you can drink mild weekly and eat cheese if you want to.
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• Philippines
4 May 08
I agree with Georgie (can I call you that? :) ) there are other sources of calcium besides milk. In fact, I think I heard somewhere that 1 slice of cheddar cheese is wqual to one glass of milk (is this true?) If not, you can always take tablet supplements...
• Indonesia
4 May 08
actually i don't like to consume any milk since i grow up. but for this matter, i don't have any idea except to force myself to consume milk calcium everyday. for others comment that dropped in here that there is another option to get calcium source, i really appreciate it and i am gonna try it. but for have calcium tablet, its quit expensive in here. more expensive than buy it for milk calcium
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
4 May 08
I love milk so I do drink some every day but there also vitumins with Calsium in them you can take also set int eh sun for 15 min will also give you vt. D
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@drannhh (15245)
• United States
4 May 08
Yes, the vitamin D is the sunshine is so important, and in order to use the calcium, we also need magnesium and manganese and boron, among other vital nutrients. It is not just about calcium.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
6 May 08
there still are alot of multi vitimins out there to take I also eat Total for all my vits and minirals
@redkey65 (221)
• China
4 May 08
I seldom drink milk, for the physical problem. But I know, there is no need to consume calcium milk everyday. since we can get calcium from other foods everyday.In fact, if you just eat reasonably for every dish, without too much preference , then the nutrient will be enough for you.
• Indonesia
4 May 08
i know that we can get mineral resources from our dish/meal but only if we able to cook it properly.
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@Grace91 (12)
• United States
5 May 08
It is good to consume some kind of calcium even if its the pill. My dad is going through a lot of bone problems now because he never took in much calcium and he's only 60 years old. Is bone are just falling about and causing other problems. So yes it is good to have some kind of calcium.
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@ozzeth (942)
• Philippines
4 May 08
In your condition..you should dear..It's a big help. Well me, i am also used to drink milk everyday..Sometimes i do..Whether we like it or not but it's a healthy thing.
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@sissy15 (5773)
• United States
4 May 08
I don't care much for milk, but I can drink it, you are supposed to have 2 to 3 servings a day, but you have to realize it can come in different forms such as yogurt which I love, and cheese. There are also calcium pills. I try to drink milk, but I can't say I always do, and sometimes I don't feel like eating yougurt, and I'm not a big fan of cheese, except when it is melted on something. I would much rather drink regular milk than flavored, I never liked chocolate milk, and strawberry milk made me sick once, and ever since then I couldn't drink it.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
4 May 08
It's not necessary to drink milk every day in order to get your calcium. There are other sources for it. Any of your dairy products have it in it including cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, and butter. Any of these can be used to give you the calcium you need. You can also get it from a pill such as a daily vitamin with minerals or a straight calcium pill. Also if you are worried about osteoporosis you want to make sure you get magnesium in your diet as well. It helps the calcium to work and helps increase bone density. You can read about it here including how much you need per day: http://www.spineuniverse.com/displayarticle.php/article1080.html
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
4 May 08
I thought all milk has calcium in it. Not that I ever drink the stuff. It has an annoying tendency to want to come right back up - hummm, maybe I could lose some weight if I drank it....
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@YepYep (71)
• Philippines
4 May 08
Yes, i do for my bones, teeth, hair and avoid osteoporis when im getting old.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
5 May 08
Do you mean milk from cows? Well we do not call it calcium milk, we just call it milk. There is goat milk and there is soy milk, but if you mean you hate milk period, well you could eat cheese or have yogurt, but those come from milk as well, so you will be in deep trouble. You can get calcium from broccoli, plus sea food, but you would have to consume a lot of that, and you might not like having it a lot, so you would go and hate it too. Now if you were allergic to milk, or lactose intolerance, then the doctor could tell you what to substitute. Taking calcium pills are not as effective. You could use it in puddings, or have chocolate milk. Also since you live in a warm country, it could be that the date on the container is a little off. I rather suspect that you are probably lactose intolerant, so I have a link here that might help. http://vegetarian.about.com/od/vegetarianvegan101/f/MilkSubstitutes.htm
• Indonesia
5 May 08
i think so it comes from a cow but with different processing which made these kind milk have more calcium but tasteles than original milk which usually tasted yummy. the aroma also more like medicine than original milk, dear friend anyway what is lactose intolerant? would you give me more information about it?
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
4 May 08
I am trying the Special K weight loss challenge and it requires you to use whole milk with your cereal. It is very high in calcium and very good for strong bones. Actually studies have shown that just by drinking atleast 3glasses of milk a day you can and will have stronger bones.
• Indonesia
4 May 08
special K weight loss challenge? wow i think its good thing to try and be success on those program dear. yah, i also know that drink 3 glass of milk can fulfil our calcium needs
@joyce959 (1562)
• Philippines
4 May 08
I am not fond of pure milk drinks. I can take milk if it is mixed with others like in chocolate or coffee or with shakes, or halo-halo and some dessert which milk is an ingredient. I know calcium is important in our body, but there are other food that are rich in calcium too like cheese, seafoods, etc. which we can take in place of milk. Also we can take calcium tablet too.
• Indonesia
4 May 08
calcium tablet is more expensive than calcium milk in my country dear friend. so i can't afford to have calcium tablet in this matter. but you are right that there is always any source to get calcium for our dail needs
@gemini_rose (16194)
4 May 08
The only way that I have milk is in my coffee, or the odd time I will have it on cereal. I could not just drink it on its own, I do not really like it. But I guess that the amount of coffee that I drink and then having milk in it all the time, I must be getting at least a bit of calcium!!
• Indonesia
4 May 08
you know dear, i just don't want to spend my old day just stays in chair or bed. thats why i force my self to consume calcium milk everyday due to some problem in my knee too although honestly i don't like to drink milk,any kind of milk recen tdays
@youless (94397)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Jul 08
I think it is a good idea. Drinking more milk shall be beneficial for you especially when you grow old. I love China
• United States
8 Jul 08
i drink milk, is there a difference between the regular and calcium milk? like, a milk that has additives?
@buenavida (8286)
• Sweden
13 Jun 08
To avoid osteoporosis, you need both calcium and magnesium and vitamin D. I buy it as food supplement from gnld.com - the minerals should be in a form that your body can use them easily. Milk is not always a good solution, as it also has protein that takes away much of the effect. I guess there is both calcium and magnesium in vegetables, so if you eat them with cold pressed oils or unheated nuts, you body may benefit from them.
@dodoguy (1297)
• Australia
17 May 08
Hi plumwish07, Listen to the responses that you have received to your post here, plumwish07, because many of them are quite right. Firstly, you do not "need" milk to get your dietary requirements of calcium. That is just a load of propaganda hogwash pushed by the dairy lobby to persuade you to buy their products. You'll get all the calcium that you need just from green leafy vegetables, as well as from many other sources. Secondly, if you don't want to get osteoporosis, then DO NOT drink milk, because that's guaranteed to give you osteoporosis. The constituents of cow's milk are not intended for human consumption, and it will wreck your body if you keep on drinking it. If you have trouble swallowing that, then do your own research on it tosatisfy yourself. I'd just suggest that, as a starting point, you consider the rates of osteoporosis in countries that don't traditionally drink cow's milk (ie, ZERO). And then check out the rates in countries that do drink cow's milk (eg, most Western countries). Suffice to say, if your knees are giving you problems, forget about drinking cow's milk, because that will only make matters worse. Try eating more fruits and vegetables, get lots of non-impact exercise like walking, cycling and swimming, and maybe consider a food supplement like Glucosamine. Also try rubbing some Comfrey and Emu Oil into your aching joints. But don't waste your money being duped by the dairy industry's lying BS - you don't need cow's milk in any shape or form, and you're actually better off without it.
• Canada
17 May 08
I have never ever liked the taste of milk, so I have never been one to drink milk. I don't mind milk products like cheese, chocolate, or even whipped cream, and ice cream, just not the taste and texture of plain milk. Intead of drinking milk, I eat a lot of dairy products.
• India
15 May 08
Hi plumwish!! How are you?? Calcium is very much required as everyone knows.But it depends on your calcium requirements what amount of calcium you need.Shell fish and tuna are rich in calcium.Soy milk is also very rich in calcium. But you dont require to drink milk much if you already have a balanced calcium diet. Have a good day.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
15 May 08
no, it is not necessary to drink milk in order to receive adequate calcium. not only can you take other milk products such as yogurt, ice cream, or cheeses - you can also get calcium in greater quantities by eating such dark leafy greens as broccoli. I do not drink milk