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The Benefits of Drinking Organic Milk 

We spoke to our milk mates, Yeo Valley, about the additional benefits of consuming the organic variety of this protein-packed drink… 

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“It’s traditionally known that cow’s milk is a natural source of calcium and other minerals, as well as vitamins A, B, D, E and K, making it a great inclusion in a healthy, balanced diet. But, many people don’t know that milk is also great for refuelling after a workout.

Nutritionists recommend milk as it contains branched-chain amino acids, which helps your body build lean muscle and reduce muscle soreness, and electrolytes, such as potassium and sodium, which helps you stay hydrated. Milk also contains omega-3 fatty acids.

The British Dietetic Association has recommended the inclusion of omega-3 in our diets because of the links between diets rich in omega-3 and a lower risk of heart disease. A 2016 study, released in the British Journal of Nutrition, has also shown that both organic milk and meat contain higher levels of a number of nutrients than non-organic milk. This is because organic cows spend more time grazing outdoors, on lush, nitrogen-rich pastures. There are around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids in organic milk than conventionally produced products, as well as slightly higher concentrations of iron, vitamin E and some carotenoids.

Organic milk and dairy also contains 40% more conjugated linoleic acid, which is linked to a range of health benefits, including a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, certain cancers and obesity, so going organic can boost the nutritional pay off from including dairy in your diet.”  

www.yeovalley.co.uk

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