Many people find it very hard to accept and believe it to be a fad however drinking real or raw milk does have its share of advantages. There are a number of misconceptions when it comes to real or raw milk. It means drinking milk straight from the goat or cow. This milk is not homogenized nor pasteurized. The milk that you get in the grocery store when it has been heated is known as pasteurized. It is at times heated further and this process is called ultra pasteurized in order to destroy the bacteria in the milk. Many people are not aware of the fact that this heat also has the tendency to destroy the friendly bacteria in the milk. In addition to the above the enzymes and the good nutrients of the milk are also killed too.
The Real Benefits of Raw Milk
Geoffrey Morell the co-founder of The Weston A. Price Foundation- a non-profit organization that is focused on green pastures for cattle grazing and is also the co-founder of the P.A Bowen Farmstead where he has changed the raising of cattle, chickens and hogs in a productive natural way!
He says that it is important for people to realize the importance and the benefit of drinking raw milk. He states that it is safe for you to drink and the practice of consuming raw milk dates back to time immemorial. In the olden says, people never used to heat up their milk. He says that if you get your raw milk from a cow that has been fed on healthy grass, you do not have to worry about the condition of the milk. You will find that the benefits of having raw milk are many. First of all they are very rich in enzymes and they contain all of the essential amino acids that you need for good health. In total there are 22 amino acids that the human body requires in order to stay fit and healthy. Now, if you still find it strange to digest- just think about the people who lived hundreds of years ago- did they have the need for heating up their milk?
Besides the 22 amino acids essential for the good health of the human body, raw milk is also very rich in calcium. This means you no longer have to rely on the large number of synthetic calcium supplements available in the market. It is obvious that drinking raw milk will give you your share of daily calcium naturally.
Raw milk is a rich source of vitamins especially vitamin B12. This vitamin is a very important one for human health and you will hardly find it in vegetarian sources. It contains vitamins IgG and A, B and C.
Research has proved that real milk contains antibodies and enzymes that make the milk less susceptible to the effects of bacteria. Raw milk also contains lipase that aids in the absorption of fats. It contains conjugated linoleic acid or CLA that is needed for fighting cancer says Geoffrey Morell.