Milk contains essential nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, B-vitamins, Calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and phosphorus. Milk is consider one of the most nutritious drinks in the world and is know for reducing risk of osteoporosis. “The majority of cross-sectional and prospective studies indicate a beneficial relationship between the consumption of milk and/or calcium and body weight and body composition in children and adolescents (Spence, Cifelli, miller, 2011).” Better body composition is ideal for athletes looking to get stronger.
“Raw milk from a cow must be pasteurized to be safe. Pasteurization destroys all disease-producing organisms that may be present, making milk safe to drink.” From the USDA Website
Raw 🆚 Pasteurized Milk have No Significant Difference in:
Raw Milk Does have Increased:
🚫Disease Producing Organisms
Fact and Myth
Myth: Pasteurized milk has less nutrients.
Fact: There are no significant difference in vitamins, carbs, minerals, or fats (Bezie, 2019). “The fat, fat-soluble vitamins, carbohydrates and minerals’ of milk are essentially unaffected by heat treatment” (Bezie, 2019).
Myth: Pasteurizing milk reduces fatty acids.
Fact: Multiple studies have show no significant difference in reduced fatty acids (Pestana, et al., 2015), (Tunick & Hekken, 2017).
Myth: Raw milk protects against allergies.
Fact: A National Library of Medicine study found that the two milks had similar allergic reactions (Host & Samuelsson, 1988).
Myth: Raw milk is better for people with lactose intolerance.
Fact: Raw and pasteurized milk contain similar amounts of lactose. Raw milk also contains the lactase-producing bacteria Lactobacillus which is destroyed during pasteurization (Quigley, et al., 2013).
All foods fit but be mindful of your choices! Healthy food = a healthy body! To improve your relationship with food check out the simple tips in our Gentle Nutrition blog!
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