Organic? This is the most misleading words used in the marketing campaigns nowadays. It has become a trend in almost every product. Milk is no exception. Even if the milk is produced in the crappiest places, all you have to do to sell like crazy, is simply stamping that blinding word “ORGANIC” on it and you are done!
I am sure you heard of so many claims about how awesome organic milk is and that it is packed up with a lot of health benefits.
That’s all good and 100 percent TRUE! The only problem lies in what exactly organic milk means?! This we will back to in a moment!
Have you ever take a moment to question those claims? have you ever considered them for a tiny little moment that they may be wrong? Or simply a means to a successful marketing campaign?
Those are not to scare you or something. I would like you just to think and question things you put in your body. After all, you have nothing else more important that your body! Do you?
So What Organic Milk Does Really Mean?
Let’s now beat this organic thing into pieces and see what it really means.
According to the standards set for organic milk, I doubt any of the companies, or at least the majority of them can work to meet them. Organic milk means that the milk comes from cows that are reared without any growth hormones that are artificially made. And that they are grass-fed, no grains. And not any grass. The grass has to be pesticides free. Meaning that the cows have to have access to pastures.
Is that all?
Wait! There is more! Another thing worth taking note of is the fact that for the milk to be organic, it has to be milked and drank instantly, without any preservatives or anything of that sort.
And guess what?! What would happen to companies if they produce milk without any preservatives. BANKRUPTCY! Milk cannot stand sitting on the shelves for more than two or three days.
To avoid that, they pasteurise it and add chemical preservatives.
And that's even worse.
Pasteurization destroys many nutrients in the milk. These include enzyme, protein, vitamin C, D and B12. In addition to that, it kills the most important part of milk, the beneficial bacteria. And this leads to some serious health problems, such allergies, children growth problems, tooth decay, arthritis, heart cancer and the list goes on!
See where the problem lies? It is in meeting those requirements of true organic milk.
That’s all fine and eye opening, but do you mean I need to give up on milk completely?
Absolutely not! It is all up to you. That was just to clear the confusion around organic milk. And don’t be scared. There are other options available to you that are way better than the organic milk itself.
Here are a few of them:
This one is your best bet. To ensure you get quality milk, you need to look for a reliable source locally. You need to get the milk straight from the cow and to your house. This way you ensure at least that you get milk free of chemical preservatives.
If you can’t, here is the second alternative,
Coconut milk is the second best option if you are looking for quality and healthy milk. Coconut, as you may already know, is packed up with plenty of health benefits. Coconut oil contains antibacterial and anti-cancer qualities. It also helps with weight loss. Opt for that option if you can’t find locally raw milk.
If none of the above are for you, no worries.
What about Homemade Almond Milk?
If you have a little time daily to get this done, don’t hesitate to! You can soak up the almonds the night before and in the morning give them a good blend and you're all set. No hustle or bustle. Simply, pure and healthy milk!
There you have it guys. That was my take on milk and the best alternatives of the so called “ORGANIC” milk. This was not meant to attack anyone. It was just clear the confusion around something we all care about!
Here comes your turn guys! Let us in the comment below what do you think of organic milk? Do you get your milk from local farms or you would rather buy it from stores and supermarkets? Have you ever considered the other options above? We are more than happy to hear from you!