You’ve likely heard something somewhere about grass-fed being better. People are switching to grass-fed beef, grass-fed butter, and grass-fed milk wherever possible, but many are not sure why. Let’s break down the science-y stuff:
The Benefit of Grass-Fed, In General
All cows eat grass. Any student of the bass clef knows this. Their stomachs were designed for it, and their green moustaches are proof of it. It’s difficult, though, in our northern climate, to provide our bovine buddies with year-round grass. When cows are fed grains, the ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids can exceed 20:1. Studies have shown that if this ratio exceeds 4:1, people who consume grain-fed animal products have more health problems. The ratio of these fats in grass-fed animals: 3:1!
The Benefits of Choosing Grass-Fed Milk
Milk from grass-fed cows is not only higher in omega-3 fatty acids, but also has a 2-5x higher concentration of CLA (a fatty acid important for immune support and reducing inflammation), Vitamin E, and Beta Carotene.
Grass-feeding also leads to greater milk production, so the number of cows required to make the same amount of milk is reduced. This has a favorable impact on the environment as well.
Why We Love Harmony
Harmony Organic milk is a great option for those looking for a better quality supply of dairy.
- They’re Organic – As the name suggests, Harmony is, in fact, organic. This means that the cows aren’t eating anything pesticide-laden or genetically modified, and there can’t be anything unnatural added to the milk.
- They Love Their Cows – The folks at Harmony treat their cows like family, citing “love and respect” as one of their core values.
- Their Cows Eat Grass – When it isn’t covered in snow, you’ll find Harmony cows out grazing in a grassy field – just as nature intended.
- They’re Local! – No cross-country journey for this milk. Located just down the road in Kincardine, ON, Harmony milk arrives fresh from the farm to you!
Have you tried Harmony Organic milk yet? Come in and taste the difference!
About The Author:
Kelly Boaz, CNP
Kelly is a holistic nutritionist, specializing in eating disorder recovery and food freedom. She is also a public speaker (TEDx King St. West, TDSB) and a writer. Learn more about Kelly, and about booking private consultations at kellyboaz.com Twitter: @kelly_boaz Facebook: /KellyBoazDotCom