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Is Raw Milk Safe? Learn When it is Okay to Drink Unprocessed Milk

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Is Raw Milk Safe? Learn When it is Okay to Drink Unprocessed Milk

Have you read the articles lately about real and how healthy it is for you? Maybe you’ve heard conversations here and there and have been asking yourself, “Is raw milk safe to drink?” It can be confusing when you hear commercials on TV telling you how healthy from the grocery store is. But is it really? And just how can you know it is really okay to drink unpasteurized real fresh straight from the cow?

Well let me clarify one thing here. I don’t generally drink the milk “straight from the cow” per se. I do bring it into the house, strain it through a filter, pour it into glass jars, and then quickly stash it in the freezer for a couple of hours to quickly bring the temperature down. The faster you can cool your  the longer it will stay fresh. Anyway, you could technically drink it right out of the cow but that is not to my liking. Some people do though.

But I digress.

You simply want to be informed about how to know when and why this is safe. Okay, well there are a few things to look out for. First, you want to purchase your milk from someone who has a healthy cow (or cows). This will most likely be a small independent farmer. They will generally not slaughter their cows until just before they go to market. They will not hurt you as a consumer – they are selling a product, after all – and as such, you will not want to purchase milk from a milk cow that is sick or injured. But you will also want to verify that the milk is pasteurized. Pasteurization is a process by which a milk product, including cream and yogurt, is heated to a certain temperature for a certain period of time. This kills everything harmful (Spanish watergrass, for instance, grows well in unpasteurized milk but toxicants can pass through the udder’s digestive tract and into the milk itself) and protects you from getting sick.

You may also want to check with your local health unit’s inspector, just to be sure that the farm you are purchasing milk from is indeed following the rules.

ightly clean production lines – artisanurized milk is made by hand and it is very important that the lines are smooth and devoid of any beekeeping activity. You want to be able to know, and smell, the freshness of the milk you are buying.


not use any enzymes or medications – enzymes can damage the product, and medications can altering the flavor, taste, and color of the milk.

not add preservatives – the U.S. FDA defines preservatives as those added to food products to prevent deterioration, improve appearance, prevent spoilage, or enhance the food’s texture. The agency also regulates the amount of preservatives to be used. If you don’t like the flavor, odor, or texture of a particular product, you should determine which foods it should be eaten and which ones it should not.

ask for a taste test

you don’t want to eat something just because you have to hear about it’s nutrition value”

you shouldn’t eat something just because its green colored

you should only eat a particular sized or flavored item because there is a chance that the manufacturer might cut its quality for a more profitable deal สล็อตเเว็บตรงเเตกง่าย

Processed food usually contains harmful additives and chemicals that provide artificial weight gains, unhealthy decaying, and mucous production. As been mentioned, the general guideline is to stay away from processed foods, especially ones that have a lot of ingredients. For example, canned meats, condiments, canned vegetables, seasonings, and dressings; anything that you don’t know the ingredients of or have not thoroughly tested for. Although they might taste good, items like trail mix, dollar store snacks, and so called bottled snacks are often made with ingredients that are dangerous to your health, and should be avoided.