Like laughter, eating healthy is good medicine. Our bodies need all kinds of good things to stay healthy, and if we want to get the most out of what our bodies can do, then we need to drink lots of water and eat healthy food. Eating fruits and vegetables gives our bodies the vitamins and minerals it needs to fight off sicknesses, diseases and cancers, and they help to lower blood pressure too.
Join me LIVE and learn to make kitchen connections! Milk has been through a lot in the past years. First it was subjected to pasteurization, then homogenization, then oxidation.
Will the -ations ever end? The question for us milk drinkers is of course: Is Homogenized Milk Dangerous? I joined the crowd warning of the health dangers of homogenized milk when I talked dairy fats in the fall. This post is an important update to that one! XO is released by enzymatic action and ends up in heart and arterial tissue where it causes the destruction of a specialized protective membrane lipid called plasmalogen, causing lesions in the arteries and resulting in the development of plaque.
John Partridge is a Dairy Food Extension Specialist, and he had this to say about concerns about oxidation of homogenized milk: Homogenization is done by forcing milk through a small geometry valve at very high pressures psi. In doing this the fat globule membrane is broken and the surface area of the new fat globules is much larger than the native globules.
Within the first seconds after homogenization, proteins and segments of the original membrane form a new membrane on the surface of the smaller fat globules. The addition of the protein to the surface of the fat globules and the reduction in the size of the globules results in the reduction in the ability of the globules to float to the top of the milk.
During this process, the milkfat is not exposed to air as the process is done in an air tight system containing only milk.
The only way that milk will spoil faster after homogenization is if the homogenizing system is not properly cleaned and sanitized. Another factor that may be thrown out is the xanthine oxidase. Oster proposed a theory in that xanthine oxidase released from the milk fat globule membrane during homogenization was a contributor to atherosclerosis.
To this end, I would have you read the following review article. There is not much if any support for this theory but a lot of people are still using it to scare customers into paying higher prices for cream-line milk.
During homogenization there is a tremendous increase in surface area on the fat globules. The original fat globule membrane is lost and a new one is formed that incorporates a much greater portion of casein and whey proteins. This may account for the increased allergenicity of modern processed milk.
I have some distrust in it, because it is quite a man-made process, so when I can stick to the natural, I will. See this milk descriptions post for what all the terms on the jugs mean. I would like to see the WAPF update their position on this issue, as their information clearly was correct decades ago but is sorely outdated.
The reason for the scare about powdered milk being added to skim and lowfat milk is this: A note on the production of skim milk powder: This causes a lot of nitrates to form and the cholesterol in the milk is oxidized… Oxidized cholesterol contributes to the buildup of plaque in the arteries, to atherosclerosis.
So when you drink reduced-fat milk thinking that it will help you avoid heart disease, you are actually consuming oxidized cholesterol, which initiates the process of heart disease.
Here is a a conversation with an animal science trained former farm gal on oxidized cholesterol with her convincing arguments. I had been making my yogurt with store whole milk since coming around to the idea of full fat dairy.Mother's milk -- that is, human milk -- provides a growing infant with all the nutrition he needs for the first six months of his life.
In fact, human breast milk is designed . The 10 Healthiest Beverages (Other Than Water) By Jennifer Maas. 2. Low Fat Milk. it may seem like less of a grown-up drink than other options, but low fat and skim milk are still great. New research showed that organic milk contained 25% less omega-6 fats and 62% more beneficial omega-3 fats than conventional milk; Those who drank conventional milk had a fold higher omega-6 to omega-3 ratio than those who drank organic milk (a higher ratio is linked to chronic disease).
Human beings are not designed to drink any milk except human milk (only during infancy, of course). As you'll see below, consuming dairy products—milk, cheese, yogurt, sour cream, ice cream, etc.—is not green and it's not healthy.
Milk does a body good, according to the ’s marketing campaign.
The message was simple, but the reality is more complex. Certainly, there are lots of vitamins in this beverage. But today.
The question of is it ethical to drink milk, or the question, Is it ethical to eat meat are the same question to my eyes. I don't have a problem with doing either.
I think this is a question whose answer depends on the ethical system you subscribe to.