Daily Archives: October 21, 2011
With alarming news in today’s Express that Marks & Spencer, the trusted retailer and grocer of the UK high street coming up with what’s been described as ‘Miracle milk’ or ‘Super Healthy Milk’, we thought it only right to set one or two things straight before you all dash off to stock up.
To help get the message across we have decided to re-vamp an earlier article on Milk – Nourishing or Nasty
Firstly we had Pasteurisation, then Semi Skimmed, Skimmed followed as a result of the war on fats. Then homogenised, why? So that it can be kept longer and travel further. Why does this matter? Research shows homogenisation is directly attributed to hardening of the arteries which leads to more deaths annually than Cancer. Pasturisation not only kills all the beneficial bacteria but also alters the make up of the calcium into an insoluble form that cannot be absorbed by humans or animals. Bang goes THE main reason we’re told to drink it.
So what about this ‘Miracle Milk’ with all the saturated fats taken out? Well it may surprise you to know that not all fats are bad. In fact the healthy dietary fats we seem hell bent on removing from milk are actually essential to our well being, which includes weight management. As a result contrary to the intentions behind it’s development.
This stuff will make you fat!
Further issue to this news is that the retail farmers producing it will be guaranteed a fixed price as part of the scheme removing the uncertainty of the milk industry’s price fluctuations giving them greater security. Well all very well, depending on who you are of course, as it almost definitely ensures those farmers still allowed to produce the real stuff (raw milk) will never get a look in.
Not a good idea M&S, stick to bras n pants.
So there you have it and as you probably guessed, we won’t be crying over any of this spilt milk.
Further insight into the history of milk and reasons you should always when available choose the real natural option (Green Top) are given below:
Milk – Nourishing or Nasty?
- Lactose: How Much Can You Take? (webmd.com)
- Milk – Nourishing or nasty? (paleoworks.wordpress.com)
- What exactly is lactose intolerance? (theglobeandmail.com)