Pasteurization destroys the enzymes and carrier proteins needed to absorb calcium, folate, B12, B6, vitamins A and D, iron and many other minerals. Just think of the nutrients that our growing children should be getting, but are not because of pasteurization. Also, did you know raw milk can cure scurvy? “. . . Without doubt. . . the explosive increase in infantile scurvy during the latter part of the 19th century coincided with the advent of use of heated milks. . .” Rajakumar, Pediatrics. 2001;108(4):E76 Raw milk is vital to our health.
It has been shown to have much of the same benefits as breastmilk. Raw milk has been used for over 150 years to heal and nourish the body in many countries. Learn more about the healing capabilities of raw milk.
A cow’s genetics play the biggest part in A1 and A2 milk. A1 and A2 beta-casein are genetic variants of the beta-casein milk protein with different chemical structures. A1 milk has a beta-casein that contains an amino acid called BCM-7 (or Beta-Casomorphin-7), which is considered to be a powerful opiate linked to negative health effects. By drinking milk from A1 cows, which are the predominant cows used for dairy products in the United States, you’re exposed to BCM-7, which has been linked to:
- Neurological impairment, including autistic and schizophrenic changes
- Type 1 diabetes
- An impaired immune response
- Autoimmune disease
- Heart disease
What are the benefits of A2A2 milk?
Aside from dodging the problematic health issues listed above, people who suffer from lactose intolerance can digest A2A2 milk without issue, and many do! Symptoms of stomach discomfort, such as gas, bloating, and diarrhea that occur after consuming dairy products, are typically attributed to lactose intolerance. However, some researchers believe it is BCM-7, not lactose, that affects digestion and produces symptoms similar to lactose intolerance, in some people.
What are the nutritional values of Jersey milk?
Few whole foods share the nutritional profile of raw Jersey milk. One cup of whole cow’s milk contains 146 calories, 8 grams of protein, and 8 grams of fat. It also hosts seven vitamins and minerals the human body needs to flourish. See the chart below.
Jersey A2A2 contains more Vitamin A and Vitamin B1 per liter than Holstein milk. It also contains 18 percent more protein, 20 percent more calcium, and 25 percent more butterfat than Holstein milk. Jersey milk cow products provide the most nutrition per unit of volume. A person would need to consume the equivalent of 9.64 ounces of milk from a Holstein cow to equal the same amount of nutrition found in 8 ounces of Jersey cow milk.