Calcium-Rich Foods for Casein-Free Diets
Calcium is an important nutrient. It’s essential for strong bones, as well as supporting muscle contraction, heart function, and neurotransmitter release.
Studies show that children with autism are often deficient in calcium. There are also studies showing that children with autism on special diets are even more deficient in calcium. While some might make the case that children with autism shouldn’t be on dairy-free diets, I say, “Make the dairy-free diet healthy and calcium rich.”
For those who say dairy is essential for adequate calcium intake, remember—If someone is unable to digest dairy and unable