Is it better for us than regular milk? Or should we eliminate milk from our diets all together?
According to the National Geographic, The Green Guide, the number one reason why consumers buy milk that is organic because it contains no synthetic hormones.
This is great, more people are buying organic milk, but should we even buy cow’s milk even though it is organic??
Here are the three standards farmers must follow to label their organic: Cows that have not been treated with bovine growth hormone (BGH). Cows are not treated with antibiotics. Cows’ feed is grown without pesticides, whether the feed is grass or grain.
O.k. well this sounds good? Hopefully we are all drinking milk that is coming from a cow with good nutrition and minimal stress to keep them healthy, happy and productive and the cows are eating only 100% organic feed, grown without toxic, pesticides and fertilizers.
But, do you really want to drink cow’s milk? See
for more information.
Let me explain. Milk in general is not good for you. Yes, you read that right. Milk is not good for you.
I know, I know this is against everything you have ever been taught. But it is true. Above I explained what farmers must do to sell organic milk. But now I am going to explain to you a little more about the pasteurized, homogenized and ultra-pasteurized. What is really done to your milk be it regular or organic?
Also, I will be giving you alternative choices for your family. Yes, I know this will be really strange at first - thinking
– NO MILK, no milk for my cereal, no milk for my coffee, no milk to use in my recipes. But I am here to tell you cow’s milk is not good for you, your family or your children. The only thing cow’s milk is good for is to feed calves.
Most regular and organic milk is pasteurization, homogenized, or ultra-pasteurized which means processed. There’s that word again, “processed”. Ultra-pasteurized is heated at a high temperature for a very short time to extend its refrigerated life, while still unopened.Homogenization is to break up and disperse milk fat throughout the milk for a smooth, consistent texture and refreshing taste. The pasteurization kills all the beneficial microorganisms, and homogenization artificially modifies dairy fats in a way that ultimately harms the human cardiovascular system when consumed.
Processed cow's milk is bad for your health and bad for the cows who gives it. It's great for corporate profits, however, and that's why milk continues to be so heavily marketed as a nutritional beverage.
And it's no surprise that infant formula manufacturers have, for decades, tried to convince mothers that cow's milk is better for their baby than human breast milk.
(See Breast Milk, and Cow's Milk).
This is totally your decision if you wish to stop serving milk to your family after reading this page.
You can stop altogether, or at least start out with organic, switch to soy milk and than eventually go to raw almond milk suggested here by Mike Adams What's best? Soy milk, cow's milk, raw milk and fermented milk (kefir)
Raw almond milk
It's made from raw, soaked almonds, water, vanilla and a pinch of sea salt. You make this yourself using a Vita-Mix.
Be careful – All Organic Milk is not equal. See An Organic Milk Rip-off
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