Hi there and Happy Memorial Day to you and your family! I hope you have some fun plans and some beautiful sun too! We went to a fun BBQ at our friend’s home yesterday, and they just bought a trampoline for their kids. All the little ones were in Heaven bouncing away! Oh, and we brought Applegate Farms organic grass fed beef hot dogs too 🙂 Those are amazing for summer grilling!
Today’s article talks about the ONE food you should avoid- even if it is organic. Can you guess what it is yet? You might be surprised! It’s organic pasteurized milk. Read on in the article to find out why! On Thursday I’ll be back to begin a series on organic makeup, so that will be fun!
Happy Memorial Day and have fun with your families!
The One Food You Should Always Avoid- Even if it is Organic!
By: Catherine Slezinger
Trivia of the day:
Do you know why Louis Pasteur invented pasteurization?
For milk, right?
Nope! For wine!
So why do we pasteurize our milk? Good question!
It’s something we need to ask ourselves, especially because humans have been safely consuming raw dairy, in one form or another, since biblical times. Many parts of the world still drink large amounts of raw goat or sheep milk, even though we tend to favor cow milk here in the U.S.
Unfortunately, pasteurizing our milk milk absolutely kills any nutritional benefits that would have previously been available. And conventional cow raising- with its use of antibiotics, pesticides, and hormones add a veritable cocktail of toxins to regular milk.
If you are drinking pasteurized milk- even organic- it is honestly a waste of your money. It’s a totally dead beverage! Contrary to what you might have heard, your body can NOT absorb calcium from pasteurized milk- the necessary co-factors your body needs to even recognize the nutrient are killed in the pasteurization process.
Pasteurization also kills part of the Vitamin C content of milk, destroys its probiotics and enzymes, and alters the protein structure so that your body cannot handle it- it sees it as a foreign substance!
For all these reasons and more, it’s worth it to drink real (raw) milk! Here’s how to find organic raw milk in your area:
For even more on this subject, see the following Dr. Mercola articles:
Happy Memorial Day everyone! Before you know it we’ll be making organic raw ice cream for Fourth of July! 😉