Reasons to choose organic grass fed milk

Reasons to choose organic grass fed milk

There are many reasons why organic grass-fed milk is considered an important part of a healthy diet. It is naturally rich in all the necessary nutrients for proper growth and development. Some of these nutrients include protein and calcium, which are important for building strong bones and healthy tissues; zinc, which is required for maintaining optimal immunity; potassium, which is needed for building muscles and supporting healthy nerve function; and vitamin A, which plays a huge role in physical growth as well as promoting healthy vision. [1][2][3][4]

Unlike animals, many people don’t lose their ability to digest lactose – the sugar found in milk – after weaning. In fact, humans are the only species where some adults retain the ability to digest milk. [5] Nutritionists strongly advise those who can to take advantage of this because the nutrients in organic grass-fed milk are also important for maintaining good overall health and well-being.

The importance of organic grass-fed milk for adults

Organic Grass-fed Cow’s milk – is about 87% water and 13% solids. [6] It contains a good balance of protein, fat and carbohydrates, and appreciable amounts of essential vitamins and minerals. Besides supporting normal growth and development, the nutrients in milk are also beneficial to adults, especially the elderly. Here’s what they do for the body:

  1. Protein – Milk is an excellent source of high-quality proteins, namely, whey protein and casein. Whey constitutes about 18% of the protein content of milk, while casein accounts for 82%. Although whey provides a wide range of essential amino acids, casein contains all 9 of them. Your body cannot produce these amino acids on its own but needs them to create proteins, which are important for building and repairing tissues, as well as protecting your body from threats. [7]

  2. Calcium – Dietary calcium plays a crucial role in every stage of life. Stored in your bones and teeth, it helps keep these structures strong and hard. When your intake of calcium is low, your body steals calcium from your bones, which can cause them to weaken. Drinking milk can help prevent this from happening since calcium in milk is readily absorbed by your body. One cup of milk can give you 30% of your daily calcium needs. [8]

  3. Riboflavin – Also known as vitamin B2, this essential nutrient is important for your body’s production of red blood cells. Riboflavin also helps you derive energy from proteins. Because it easily dissolves in water, excess riboflavin leaves your body through your urine. And since your body cannot produce riboflavin, you need to get it from various food sources like organic grass-fed milk every day. [9]

  4. Phosphorus – Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral in your body and is present in every cell, especially those that make up your bones and teeth. As such, you need it to keep your bones and teeth healthy. Phosphorus is also involved in other bodily functions, such as the maintenance of a normal heartbeat, nerve signaling, muscle contraction and normal kidney function. In addition, phosphorus plays a role in calcium absorption and utilization. [10]

  5. Potassium – Like sodium, this mineral functions as an electrolyte and conducts electrical impulses throughout your body. This makes potassium important for healthy nerve function and muscle contraction. Together with sodium, potassium helps regulate fluid balance, transport nutrients into cells and move waste products out of them. You can get a decent amount of potassium from organic grass-fed milk. [11][12]

  6. Magnesium – Magnesium is known as a helper molecule that assists hundreds of different enzymes in your body. Other functions of magnesium include supporting your immune system, promoting healthy nerve and muscle function and maintaining a healthy heart. [13][14]

  7. Zinc – Unlike calcium, zinc is a trace mineral, meaning you don’t need to get large amounts of it from your diet. Nevertheless, zinc performs a number of important functions, such as supporting your immune system, normal wound healing and promoting healthy growth and development. Zinc also serves as an antioxidant that helps protect your cells from free radical damage. [15]

  8. Vitamin A – A fat-soluble vitamin that’s stored in the liver, vitamin A can be found in its active form, retinol, in organic grass-fed milk. You need this vitamin to maintain healthy teeth, bones, soft tissue, mucus membranes and skin. But the most important function of this vitamin is in the retina of the eye, where it helps maintain healthy eyesight. One cup of grass-fed organic whole milk can give you 16% of the recommended daily intake for vitamin A. [16][17]

Why you should only choose organic grass-fed milk

Today, many consumers place importance in knowing where and how their food is produced. When it comes to milk, research suggests that the type of diet a cow has directly influences the quality and nutritional value of the milk it produces. This is because cows fed an unnatural diet – usually of GMO soy and corn-based feed, which are difficult to digest – are given food in rations and don’t get enough nutrition from what they eat. [18]Compared to these, cows that are given free access to pasture and fed a forage-based diet produce cleaner, healthier milk with outstanding health benefits.

Here are the 3 advantages organic grass-fed milk has over conventional cow’s milk, according to studies:

  1. It contains higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids

For years, organic producers have been claiming that organic grass-fed milk is more nutritious than conventional milk. One of the reasons they cite for this is that their cows eat nothing but fresh green grass and legumes, which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. A report on the nutrient composition of various grasses confirmed the presence of 10 major fatty acids, of which alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is the most abundant. [19] This plant-based omega-3 is linked to many heart benefits. [20] A 2013 study published in the journal PLoS ONE supported the claims of organic producers after finding that organic grass-fed milk contains 62% more omega-3s (i.e., ALA, docosapentaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)) than conventional cow’s milk. [21][22] These three healthy fats are essential nutrients that support healthy cardiovascular and brain functions.

  1. It does not contain harmful substances (growth hormones and antibiotics)

Cows raised on huge factory farms have zero access to pasture. Instead, they eat an unhealthy diet of genetically modified feed that affects their ability to produce milk. To resolve this problem, their growers give them an artificial growth hormone called recombinant bovine growth hormone (rbGH) or recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST) to boost their milk production. RbGH has been found to cause significant health problems not only in cows but also in humans.

According to a report by the Center for Food Safety, cows that receive this hormone often develop leg and hoof problems and have an increased risk of serious reproductive problems (e.g., infertility, cystic ovaries and birth defects) and udder infections called mastitis. The milk they produce also has high levels of a hormone called insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), which has been linked to the growth of breast, prostate and colon cancer in humans. [23]

Another issue with conventional cow’s milk is that it contains antibiotic residues. Cows from conventional farms often live in confined, tight quarters that promote the spread of disease. And because rbGH makes them prone to infections, they are frequently given antibiotics that end up in their milk. Antibiotic residues can cause allergic reactions in sensitive consumers and also contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

  1. It contains more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)

According to a study published in Food Science & Nutrition, grass-fed milk also contains higher levels of another healthy fat called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). [24] CLA is a type of polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid that has been linked to several health benefits. A recent study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition suggested that CLA’s chemical structure allows it to support healthy weight management goals when accompanied by a healthy diet and exercise routine. [25][26]


Where to get organic grass-fed non-fat milk powder

Milk is a great source of many essential nutrients that your body needs to maintain optimal health. But the majority of milk products sold in groceries come from factory farms that feed their cows GMO soy and corn and inject them with harmful substances. A number of studies have shown that growth hormones and antibiotics end up in conventional milk and cause adverse effects, such as allergic reactions and different types of cancer.

Recognizing the need for a safe, healthy alternative to conventional cow’s milk, the Health Ranger Store is proud to bring you a high-quality, lab-verified milk powder that can suit your nutritional needs. Health Ranger Select Organic Grass-Fed Non-Fat Milk Powder is a delicious and healthy beverage that can support your overall health. Our premium milk powder is sourced from grass-fed cows that are ethically raised without the use of growth hormones and antibiotics. This premium milk powder is manufactured in the USA using only ingredients produced in the United States.

Health Ranger Select Organic Grass-Fed Non-Fat Milk Powder delivers a variety of essential vitamins and minerals to help you boost your daily nutrient intake. It is made by removing the cream or milkfat from organic whole milk – a process that by no means compromises its nutrient content – and turning it into a milk powder to extend its shelf life. Aside from lasting longer than regular milk, this convenient milk powder is also portable and can easily be reconstituted with water any time.

Thanks to its abundance of protein, calcium and other essential nutrients, Health Ranger Select Organic Grass-Fed Non-Fat Milk Powder can support the healthy functions of your teeth, bones, heart and muscles. It can also support your body’s natural ability to build and repair. Simply incorporate this premium milk powder into your daily routine to increase your nutrient intake and enjoy the benefits organic grass-fed milk has to offer. For an easy way to use this non-fat milk powder, mix three tablespoons with a glass of hot water and drink it like regular milk. You can also add it to your favorite smoothies, soups, sauces, baked goods and desserts!

Health Ranger Select Organic Grass-Fed Non-Fat Milk Powder is non-GMO, Halal-certified by our supplier and contains no growth hormones, antibiotics or synthetic substances. It is also certified Kosher and organic. Additionally, our premium milk powder is extensively lab tested for glyphosate, heavy metals and microbiology.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any diseases.