The consumption of cow's milk is common in a lot of households, whether it be for drinking or cooking with.
Power of Nature fully recommends only using organic whole milk if you use cow's milk.
And here's why:
For cow's, grass/pasture is their primary food source. The pasture that non-organic cows eat has been subjected to artificial fertilisers, and chemical herbicides and pesticides. These toxic chemicals are ingested by the cows when they eat the grass and are passed into the cow's milk, in the same way that substances a breastfeeding mother ingests are passed into her breast milk. So if you are drinking non-organic milk, you are actually ingesting not only the toxic residues from the non-organic cow's food source but also residual antibiotics and growth hormones that non-organic cows are often given.
Organic whole milk is best because the fat content allows the fat-soluble vitamins present in milk (i.e vitamins A, D and E) to be absorbed by the body.
Homogenised milk is not recommended because the homogenisation process is artificial and alters the natural state of the milk.
By buying organic milk, you are enabling organic farmers to remain productive and you are also encouraging more farmers to go organic which is better for people, animals, eco-systems and the planet as a whole.
And, last but not least, organic milk tastes so much better than non-organic milk. So if you're not already choosing organic, try it... you'll be doing your taste-buds and your body a great favour.
If you have difficulty digesting cow's milk, or have an intolerance or allergy to it, there are some good alternative milks such as rice, oat, soy, coconut, and almond milk. It is best to choose brands that are organic, contain only natural ingredients and have no added sugar. It can be good to add these milks into your diet for their health benefits even if you are not intolerant to cow's milk.