Sadly this could not be more of a false statement, but women all over the country flock to cottage cheese and skim milk in order to satisfy their need for calcium. I wish that I could somehow reach all of these women and tell them how wrong they really are.
Eating dairy products, including cheese, will not decrease your risk for calcium deficiency. In fact, dairy consumption will increase your risk for osteoporosis and other complications due to calcium loss.
Why does cheese increase the risk of calcium loss?Salt… the average two ounces of cheese contains 350 milligrams of salt, cottage cheese contains 900 milligrams and Velveeta contains about 800 milligrams. Now that’s a lot of salt!
The reason we have been programmed into believing that calcium builds strong bones is simply and cheaply for monetary gain. The sad truth is that the dairy industry is closely knitted with the government.