From this article about how drinking milk is good for you and can help you lose weight (because of the calcium) comes this quote;
“It's been estimated that human adults during the Stone Age ingested from 2,000 mg to 3,000 mg of calcium per day, 3 to 5 times the median calcium intake of present-day U.S. adults.”
What I want to know is
1.Were our ancestors actually healthier than us?
2.If so, might that have to do with total diet and something called exercise?
3.What were they eating that had more calcium? (Less processed food? No high fructose corn syrup? More meat? Animal bones? What?)
4.Who estimated this… how do they know? Based on calcium levels of found remains? Any notes on the socio-economic status of who has been found vs who hasn’t? As in… if we found a bunch of bones can we know that it is an accurate sampling of the population or perhaps it is just a sampling of powerful individuals who warranted special burials?
I have this vague idea that these aren’t complicated questions, that it is possible to know these things and either move on with my life or to write a properly scathingly bitter letter to the writer of the article.
However, after a bit of time spent on Google, I don’t have too much more information.