I’ve been wanting to read Rip Esselstyn’s My Beef With Meat ever since it came out, and I finally found the time on my recent flight to Seattle. It was a good read! I’ll review it soon, but for today I’d just like to share Rip’s humorous quote about calcium. I got a kick out of this:
Whenever I give a presentation and it’s time to talk about calcium, the first thing I ask the audience is, “Who can tell me where calcium comes from?” A handful of people always jump up and excitedly call out “A cow!”
Come on, people! Calcium does not originate with a cow. It’s not “cow-cium”! It’s calcium. Calcium is a mineral, and minerals come from the soil. Therefore, the best place to get your calcium is from the best conduit of calcium – plants. With plants you are getting a superior form of calcium that is highly absorbable because the alkaline (non-acidic) and friendly nature of the leafy greens, beans, and seeds that are an efficient transport system for plant-retainable calcium that will really help you build strong bones and a strong body. A body built by plants, not cow secretions! – Rip Esselstyn in My Beef With Meat.
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