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Is it Real Milk?

Grocery shopping is a task in itself, let alone for the specific brand you choose from the items you have on your list.

As you ponder the aisles you typically have two options, organic, or regular.

The price is a little bit more for organic, but it’s supposed to be of better quality and taste better, right? 

Well, kind of. 

The term ‘organic’ seems to have become overused in order to make it seem like you’re paying for something better than whatever standard option is available. 

If what you were paying for was actually of better quality, then of course it’s worth your money! The problem is that sometimes organic doesn’t necessarily mean better. It might be best to really take a dive into the label in front of you. 

When an item is labeled organic, it must meet certain requirements. 

Take the dairy industry for example. 

In order for a dairy product to be organic it must: 

  • Not have used cows that were given antibiotics or hormones
  • Use pesticide free grain
  • Must have minimum 120 days access to pasture per year

 

These requirements of course help with quality, but does that mean they are being met? Sometimes it’s a good question to ponder considering the mass expansion occurring in the dairy industry. If there are mega plants for dairy, how are the organic requirements being met? 

There may not be a yes or no answer to that question, but it is good to know what to look for when buying milk. The best options when it comes to milk for you, your pets, and your family is:

 

  • Raw and unpasteurized
  • Unhomogenized
  • Cows who live a normal life (grass fed)

 

With all the options out there, it’s nice to have some specifics to look for. Using these can help narrow down that search.

Healthy guts lead to healthy minds. And raw milk helps the support of that healthy gut. If you do make this switch to raw milk, or already do, let us know how it works for you!

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