Dangers of Pasteurized Milk.

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If you do your own shopping, you’d be aware that pasteurized milk has monopolized the dairy section. Having been around since the late 1800s, pasteurized milk has been widely utilized by the population. It provides “safety”, as it’s said to minimize the risk of contracting milk-borne bacteria and diseases.

Pasteurization

Pasteurization was first introduced in the late 1800s. It was pioneered by Louis Pasteur after his study on the fermentation process of both wine and vinegar. This process supposedly removes the bacteria and other harmful particles found in conventionally produced milk.

Ultra-Heat Treatment

 Nowadays, you’ll notice that most milk, bear the label – UHT. UHT milk as such is thermally processed at or above 280 degrees Fahrenheit. In contrast to pasteurization, which heats the milk at about 161 degrees Fahrenheit. This prolongs its shelf life under refrigerated conditions.
Ultra-pasteurized milk good for you? No, it isn’t. Ultra-pasteurized milk contains fewer nutrients than pasteurized milk. Researchers and microbiologists have also said that ultra-pasteurization is extremely harmful to milk. It was found to flatten milk molecules and cause immune responses in the body when digested.

Raw Milk

Raw milk is that it supposedly increases your risk of ingesting pathogens or harmful bacteria. However, this can easily be dealt with by locating and sourcing your raw milk from trustworthy producers. Organic, pasture-raised dairy cattle guarantee that you get safe and high-quality raw milk. In contrast to the antibiotic-treated cattle used in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

Effects of Pasteurized Milk

Due to the numerous chemically manipulated components of pasteurized milk, it may pose numerous threats to your health. This includes the hidden exposure to pesticides, drugs and other harmful chemicals that may have seeped into the milk. The other dangers of the consumption of pasteurized milk include:

Exposure to hormones and antibiotics

A 2011 research showed that conventionally sourced milk had high amounts of antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, natural hormones, and anti-fungal drugs. Probably because of the exposure of the cattle to these chemicals inside CAFOs. Cattles are usually given antibiotics to treat mastitis. However, eventually, it seeps into the milk produced by these cattle. The consumption of this type of milk eventually leads to you to acquire these harmful chemicals.

Ingestion of glyphosate.

Glyphosate is a chemical component of Roundup. RoundUp is a pesticide and herbicide that is usually applied to genetically engineered crops.  The crops are fed to the cattle. The glyphosate contaminated the milk that these cattle produce. You are also exposed to the altered composition of the milk once you drink the milk.

 

May increase asthma risk.

Studies show that pasteurization alters the composition of commercially available milk. Pasteurized milk destabilizes the mast cells and triggers the release of histamines, causing inflammation and eventually, asthma.

May lead to bone wasting or osteoporosis.

Milk has always been packaged as the primary source of calcium. Milk helps preserve bone density and skeletal health. However, pasteurization has been observed to destroy phosphatase in milk, an enzyme that is crucial for the absorption of calcium. This renders the calcium in milk indigestible and basically useless.

Conclusion

Pasteurized milk is endangering the public. Simultaneously depriving people of vitamins and minerals essential for your body.

Instead of consuming pasteurized or UHT-labeled milk, consider switching to raw milk. Thus ensuring that you get all the nutrients and enzymes. This will guarantee that you’re getting whole and healthful milk.


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