Tuesday 8 July 2014

a2 Milk ....Did you Know???

Today ladies and gentleman I want to talk to you about milk. Yep that's right, milk, you read right! 

Did you know that two cows that look exactly the same, just your normal dairy cow can produce milk with different proteins, regular milk contains both A1 and A2 proteins where as an A2 cow only produces A2 proteins. Studies have shown that the A1 protein breaks down more slowly in the body compared to A2 and for some people this can lead to some not so pleasant symptoms that are similar to having a lactose intolerance. However it is suggested that it might not be the lactose (the sugar found in the milk) that is actually the problem but the A1 protein that could potentially be the issue.

Over at the a2 milk company they are a bit different to the average dairy product, their milk is a great alternative for people that may have trouble digesting regular dairy milk, it does not contain the protein that dairy milk contains while the taste remains exactly the same. It is suggested that for 20% of us milk doesn't particularly agree with our digestive system, some may confuse this as being lactose intolerant but as mentioned above this could be due to the proteins contained in the milk. I think that 20% is actually quite a high number and people who may think that they have an intolerance to lactose may actually be mistaken and needn't cut out milk entirely from their diet!

At the a2 Milk Company they have been busy working with 20 farms throughout the UK to identify cows from existing herds that naturally produce milk containing only the A2 protein and no A1 protein, surprisingly it's a hereditary things and they are actually called A2 cows!

I never used to be a massive big milk drinker but when I fell pregnant I could not get enough of milk with cereals (sometimes I was eating around 5 bowls of rice crispies a day swimming in milk!), I had never even heard about the different proteins that are produced and I think it's pretty cool that two cows can produce such different milk!

What I find brilliant about this is that people now have the option to still include milk in their diet when previously may have thought that they couldn't! Milk forms the basis for so many recipes and meals I can imagine it being so difficult to adapt without it so having something like A2 milk which can remedy this is just great.

So if you're reading this and think that this could be you it might be beneficial to give a2 milk a whirl, a2 milk is available from many leading supermarkets and retails at around £1.99 for 2 litres.

Have you ever tried A2 milk? 

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  1. This sounds so great! I have IBS so can only drink Soya milk but i'll definitely be trying this!
    Stop by sometime, Sarah x


    1. Yes you should, I bet it will be useful to try another product that you can have :-) Thankyou for the comment. X

  2. Great to hear your thoughts on the Milk war debate.

    As an aside, your images don't work - looks like they were embedded from an email attachment which the original file has either moved or the link has expired :)


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