Milk, Milk, Milk...So What is good for you in today's world!!!
The Recommendation is 2 glass of Milk for Kids every day, hence knowing about what it is really made of becomes very important. Since we are living in an Adulatrated world where everyone is busy trying to make a quick buck at the cost of someone else's life. So go ahead read on......Have not invented anything new, just put all the information in one place for easy understanding.
Milk contains about 85% water. The remaining 15% is the milk sugar lactose, protein, fat, and minerals. Beta-casein is about 30% of the total protein content in milk.
A2 Milk is the milk that contains only the A2 type of beta-casein protein, whereas A1 Milk contains only A1 beta-casein or A1-A2 type variant. A1 protein variant is commonly found in milk from crossbred and European breeds of cattle. A2 milk is found basically in indigenous cows of India (Asia as a whole). Today, the majority of the cows in USA/Europe/India carry the A1 gene.
Around 5,000 years ago, a mutation occurred in this proline amino acid, converting it to histidine (a different type of amino acid). Cows that have this mutated beta-casein protein are called A1 cows. Proline has a strong bond with a small protein called BCM7 and therefore stops the BCM7 from getting into the milk. So essentially, no BCM7 is found in the urine, blood or gastrointestinal tracts of the original A2 cows. Histidine, the mutated protein, does not have a strong bond to hold on to BCM7. Hence, on the consumption of A1 milk, this protein BCM7 gets into the gastrointestinal tract of animals and humans.
There are two varieties of cows based on their genes and they are high yielding one that produces A1 milk protein and the other that produces A2 milk protein. Recently, a relationship between disease risk and consumption of A1 or A2 genetic variants has been identified. Studies suggest that milk from cows with A2 genes far healthier than their A1 counterparts.
All milk was once of the A2 type until a genetic mutation occurred thousands of years ago in some European cattle. The A1 beta-casein type is the most common type found in cow’s milk in Europe (excluding France), the USA, Australia and New Zealand. Cows that have the mutated beta-casein are called A1 cows and include breeds like Holstein.
The National Bureau of Animal Genetic Research has recently demonstrated the superior milk quality of Indian cattle breeds. After scanning 22 cattle breeds, scientists concluded that in five high milk-yielding native breeds – Red Sindhi, Sahiwal, Tharparkar, Rathi, and Gir – the status of an A2 allele of the beta-casein gene was 100 percent. In other Indian breeds, it was around 94 percent, compared to only 60 percent in exotic breeds like Jersey and HF. The A2 allele is responsible for making available more Omega-6 fatty acids in milk. The pure Indian breed desi cow produces A2 milk, which contains less Betacosmophorine-7 (BCM-7), as opposed to the hybrid cows which generally produce A1 milk.
Evidence linking A1 milk to ill-health is building up. These include conditions like type -1 diabetes, cardiovascular disease (IHD), delayed psychomotor development among children, autism, schizophrenia, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) auto-immune diseases, intolerances, and allergies. There are certain people who are at a higher risk than others. Those with digestive disorders like stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease on long-term medication or antibiotic treatment are at higher risk. This may also explain the growing sentiment against dairy and increased number of people opting for vegan diets.
Milk with A2 protein, on the contrary, is known to have several health benefits. In fact, the health benefits and virtues associated with dairy and milk in our traditional texts are accrued from the A2 milk. The milk variety has been shown to prevent obesity among children and adults, improve brain function, promote digestion and increase breast milk production in feeding mothers.
Characteristics of A2 Desi Milk:
- A2 Milk is sweet in taste (Swadu Paka)
- A2 Milk has coolant effect on the body (and mind)
- A2 Milk's fat/cream has golden tinges
- A2 milk has the ability to fight against diseases and disorders of the human body like obesity, joint pain, asthma, neurological and nephrological disorders, and also nourishes the tissues.
- Riboflavin in A2 milk helps combat breast cancer.
- Increases breast milk in the feeding mother.
- Assists in easy movement (peristalsis) of intestines. Relieves tiredness, dizziness, excessive thirst and hunger.
- Useful in diseases like severe debility, diseases related to the urinary system, bleeding disorders such as nasal bleeding, heavy menstrual bleeding, etc.
- Free forest-grazing cows' contains anti-ageing properties, thus it is an Elixir.
- Strontium of A2 milk enhances the immunity of the body.
- Lactose intolerance is defined as the inability to fully digest sugar, which is the cause of bloating, gas and diarrhoea. These symptoms are absent when A2 milk is consumed.
A2 Milk is More than Special
A2 Milk vs. Ordinary Milk
Ordinary Milk contains the A1 type of beta-casein protein, which has been linked to various types of adverse health effects. A2 Milk has none of those adverse effects.
A2 Milk vs. Organic Milk
Most Organic Milk in the market is still A1 Milk. It may have lesser antibiotics and pesticides, but it still carries the A1 Protein which is linked to many health issues.
Raw A2 Milk vs. Pasteurized Milk
The pasteurization process destroys most of the nutrients present in milk and it’s also linked to causing allergies and many health disorders. Raw A2 Milk carries none of those disadvantages.
Forest-Grazing Cow Milk vs. Farmstead Cow Milk
Farmstead Cows are holed up in a compounded farm shed with not much space to move around, which is neither healthy for the cows nor their milk. Our A2 Milk is sourced only from forest-grazing, desi cows which are as healthy as the milk they produce.
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