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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Raw Milk

It’s nutritious! Raw milk is unique in that it is the only significant source of a complete food in our diet that is not processed in some form before being eaten. For instance, the enzymes are all available, whereas in pasteurized milk, less than 10% remain. What this means, is that your body can more readily utilize all of the nutrition that is available in this milk. That’s good for you, and it’s great for your kids! The protein is 100% available, all 22 amino acids, including 8 that are essential. All 18 fatty acids are metabolically available. These are altered by heat in the pasteurization process. Vitamins are all 100% available, and in pasteurized milk they are significantly altered. Minerals are all 100% metabolically available. Calcium is altered by the heat of pasteurization and the loss can be as much as 50% or more.

Drinking raw milk reduces childhood asthma and allergies. Raw milk contains dozens of bacteria fighting components such as Lactoferrin, Polysaccharides, Medium-Chain Fatty Acids, Enzymes, Anitbocides, White blood cells, B-lymphocytes, Macrophages, Neutophils, T-lymphocyes, Lysosyme, Mucins, Oligosaccharides, B12 Binding Protein, Bifidus and Fibronectin. All of these components are beneficial for fighting bacteria when consumed raw but are made inactive when milk is pasteurized. In fact, pasteurization provides virtually no bacteria fighting protection.

Do your own research and read both side of the story if you want. Our ancestor live with raw milk, why can't we. Because the government is giving all the authority to the factory. I call it factory because the cow they use only produces milk when eating feeds that are full of hormone and other things that are harmful for human consumption. Do they ever let those cows out to walk around and pasture feed? I call it animal abuse, I'm not into animal abuse but keeping cows stand there and pump milk out of them is ridiculous. They need exercise too like human.

2 comments:

JesieBlogJourney said...

How long can we keep raw milk?

When I was a kid I used to buy fresh milk from the farm. Today, I could only get pasteurized milk.

Nedekcir said...

One week when kept at the optimal temperature of 36-38 degree F.