From a paleo standpoint, what is the opinion on this?
Gold Top website :
"Cow???s milk is known as a ???complete food??? because it contains almost all the nutrients a person needs for sound health. It provides a range of nutrients, including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals and is particularly high in calcium, zinc and iodine as well as vitamins A, B, D and E. What???s more, Jersey and Guernsey milk contains more vitamin A and D than any other milk. This makes the daily intake of milk (at least a glass) an important part of our diets. Gold Top milk contains only five per cent fat, which is much lower than cream. Guernsey milk contains 12 per cent more protein and 15 per cent more calcium, while Jersey milk contains 18 per cent more protein and 20 per cent more calcium than regular milk.
Calcium is a vital mineral that helps build strong bones and teeth. Vitamin D (also in milk) helps the body absorb and retain calcium in the bones, making them strong. The National Osteoporosis Society recommends growing teenagers consume 1,000mg and adults 800mg of calcium each day to protect their bones and that, for many people, milk is an excellent and readily obtainable source of this vital mineral. Only tinned pilchards and sardines eaten with their bones provide more calcium weight for weight than milk does. Other health benefits include the fact that around a third of the Gold Top milk???s fat is the healthy monounsaturated kind, which is associated with lowering blood pressure and keeping the heart healthy"
Now I have searched for raw milk but can not find it. This seems to be the closest option.
pasteurised but non homogenized. What are opinions on it?
fat-52g (of which 34g saturated) carb-47g protein-37g
asked byGruffaloUnchained (394)
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on July 03, 2013
at 05:02 PM
Gruffalo, where do you live? I live in West Yorkshire and found a source of raw milk!
In terms of strict paleo, no milk would be on offer - I really don't think you can say "goat milk is paleo but cow isn't", or "raw milk is paleo but pasteurised isn't". I tolerate milk just fine so I think of myself as paleo plus dairy!
My "preference order" for milk differs from above, I would prefer: 1) Non-homogenised 2) organic 3) full fat 4) raw if possible (but hard to get hold of). Waitrose sell Duchy milk which is organic and non-homogenised; buy the blue top and this ticks most of the boxes (this is what I buy most of the time).
I also make kefir but honestly, it's an acquired taste. I don't think it's SO good for you as to force it down if you don't like it, but I make protein shakes with it on occasion.
Finally, raw milk is cool but unless you have a regular local supply, don't bother. It's no magical elixir and certainly not worth your money or the environmental impact having it expensively shipped across the country. Just approach local dairy farms - they may be willing to sell to you on the sly (my source was a farm in Keighley).
on June 30, 2013
at 04:20 PM
Personally I feel that dairy, if eaten, should ideally be 1) high fat 2) fermented 3) grassfed, organic 4) raw 5) non-cow
All the vitamins are in the milk fat. Unfortunately so are the hormones (bovine oestrogens). More fat=more vitamins. Milk is very insulinogenic. I feel you'd be better with kefir, yoghurt or cheese (which has more K2).
You can get goat butter, yoghurt and milk in Sainsburys. Waitrose carries goats milk cream.
Or you can take your gold-top milk and make it into kefir at home
on July 14, 2013
at 05:36 PM
I'm very new to the world of paleo nutrition and to be honest, couldn't ever be a true follower of paleo principles.
But I do like eating well sourced healthier whole foods!
With regards to finding local raw milk, http://www.naturalfoodfinder.co.uk/ might be of use. It's how I went about finding a source near me.
on June 30, 2013
at 06:09 PM
Used to be called green top - straight off the cow. You could keep your own cows.
I can't have milk. It makes my nose run and my body hates it even though I'm white British, not Japanese.
Wiki says: "United Kingdom A bottle of green-top milk
Distribution of raw milk is illegal in Scotland. While it is legal in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the only registered producers are in England. About 200 producers sell raw, or "green top" milk direct to consumers, either at the farm, at a farmers' market, or through a delivery service. The bottle must display the warning "this product has not been heat-treated and may contain organisms harmful to health", and the dairy must conform to higher hygiene standards than dairies producing only pasteurised milk.
As it is only legal to supply unpasteurised milk direct to consumers, it is illegal to be sold on the High Street, via shops or supermarkets."
So the answer might be to find a friendly local farm and keep a cow.