When purchasing organic milk you are making a decision to protect your family from dairy that has been tainted with hormone and antibiotic residues.
Organic milk contains more CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) and omega-3 fatty acids than conventional milk. This is attributed to the organic dairy cow’s being fed their natural diet of grass which makes their body composition healthier than that of conventional grain-fed cows. Grass-fed, organic milk is an excellent source of short-chain saturated fat which functions as a probiotic in the intestine and supports the growth of healthy bacteria. About half the fat found in organic milk is medium chain fatty acid which is easily digested and absorbed and has health benefits ranging from increased energy to improved immune function.
The Australian Organic Directory lists companies who provide pasture-raised organic milk, flavoured milk, sheep’s milk, goat’s milk and almond milk and soy milk for those who are vegan, vegetarian or dairy intolerant.