Since in my last post I mentioned that I enjoy adding the cream of raw milk in my coffee, I thought I’d explain why we now drink raw milk.
Several years ago even the thought of drinking raw milk scared me. I wouldn’t even consider drinking milk raw since I thought pasteurized meant it was the safest. However, with much further research I’ve learned that I was badly mistaken.
After all, what do we think people drank for thousands of years before the 20th century rolled around? Do we really believe that suddenly raw milk of any kind is bad, dirty, and dangerous even though it had been drunk for so long years past?
Raw milk is a living food. It has plenty of enzymes and beneficial bacteria that help a person’s digestive and immune systems. Instead of the synthetic vitamin A that’s added to pasteurized milk, yes, I said synthetic, raw milk contains every single vitamin- both water-soluable and fat-soluable- in the exact proportions necessary for a person’s body to assimilate them.
Raw milk has an impressive mineral content too, which again is in the optimal balance for assimilation! It is high in saturated fat which is crucial to our bodies. Considering the health benefits and nutritional content of raw milk, it is no wonder it was once used as medicine. A medicine so beneficial that a person could live off of, if needed.
Those who have health concerns, stomach and digestive issues too, with pasteurized milk could be improved if they gave raw milk a chance instead.
Can you believe that I actually read that pasteurized milk actually depletes our bodies?
Of course the heating process necessary to pasteurize milk kills the beneficial bacteria and enzymes. One of those enzymes is lactase, which helps the body digest lactose.
There are people just like me who find they can drink raw milk even though pasteurized milk was disagreeable to them.
Many people fuss that pasteurized milk causes mucus buildup and congestion. However, many raw milk drinkers find that they do not have congestion issues.
If you’re not convinced yet, get this:
Another enzyme that is destroyed during pasteurization is phosphatase which is necessary for the body’s absorption of calcium. Without it, pasteurized milk actually contributes to the loss of bone density!
Furthermore. Furthermore? Yes, there’s more…
Since the good bacteria in raw milk is destroyed during pasteurization it has no “defense” system against pathogens that may enter the milk after processing. Therefore, if you drink rotten pasteurized milk you would get sick, whereas soured raw milk can be consumed safely!
Man! The things we think we know! We’re so educated.
Or are we?
There’s a lot more that I could write about raw milk, but this is a good start. Maybe one day I will write a part 2 to my Raw Milk blog!
To find raw milk in your area go to realmilk.com.
Another great site is rawmilkcolorado.org
As you read this remember that I’m not a doctor, nutritionist or have any degrees of such, but I blog about what I’ve researched. I hope you’ll do the research too and discover the benefits of raw milk!
All the best!
Elk Mountain Market, LLC