Where do you get needed calcium with the Paleo diet?
Kay Curtis (Burbank, CA) on Jul 9, 2012
Plant proteins, like broccoli, have plenty of calcium. Make sure you have enough hydrochloric acid in your stomach so your stomach can extract the calcium and other nutrients. Most people past the age of 35 don't produce enough HCL naturally and need to take a supplement, especially if you are eating all that Paleo protein! The best one I have found is Zypan by Standard Process.
Alyssa Chicci (Tolleson, AZ) on Jul 9, 2012
If you're going to follow a diet that eliminates major foods groups containing essential nutrients, you should probably take a supplement. Calcium citrate is the most highly absorbable form of calcium, and women need about 1200mg/day, spreading the doses out for better absorption. Food sources of calcium that may be acceptable on the Paleo diet are sardines, kale, turnip greens, and broccoli.
Judy Manisco (Chicago, IL) on Jul 9, 2012
"High Fiber Diets" may eliminate too much Calcium & Minerals from the body, so a good Calcium/Magnesium/Etc supplement may be beneficial.
Shantih Coro (Hallandale Beach, FL) on Jul 9, 2012
Every person have a different requirements and paleo diet might be or not for you. It is my personal opinion that a nutrition program which exclude any category of food lead to nutritional deficiencies. I do agree that pasteurized dairy are compromising the health of many people however the form of dairy we have been consumed for the last 40000 yers were raw. Anyway there are population as Asians where there dairy it is not present. To answer to your question the only option you have it is to add into your food home made bone stock made with bones from grass fed animals which is rich in calcium but also magnesium and other minerals. For strong bones apart calcium it is necessary to consume magnesium, boron, certain amino acids and vitamins A,D and K. While most of Americans do not lack on calcium they actually do lack of magnesium. I hope this anser to your question. I suggest you to avoid to follow any diet on any book but loor for professional help, no one diet is ideal for everybody. Regards, Shantih Coro