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Ralph Teller

Raw Milk Nutrient Content
by Ralph Teller


The Purpose of Milk in Nature is to Provide all the Nutrients to Sustain Health, Grow, Protect and Heal

The purpose in nature of milk is to provide all the nutrients necessary to sustain health, grow, protect and heal. Nature is efficient. So is milk! NOTE, pasteurization of milk kills off many nutrients found in raw milk. See Raw Milk is more Nutritious than Pasteurized Milk

Raw milk (milk that is NOT pasteurized or homogonized) contains the following nutrients that are all 100% metabolically available:

  • every known fat and water soluble vitamin
  • 87% water
  • proteins
  • carbohydrates in the form of Lactose
  • minerals, including all Electrolytes and Iron
  • all 18 fatty acids and healthy cholesterol
  • ensymes that help break down carbohydrates, fats and proteins

  • Proteins. Raw milk contains all 22 amino acids, including all 8 of the essential amino acids. As our body does not produce the 8 essential amino acids, we can only get through food. Raw milk also contains proteins called caseins and whey proteins. Raw milk proteins include (i) a iron-binding protein that improve absorption and assimilation of iron, (ii) antibodies that provide resistance to many viruses, bacteria and bacterial toxins, (iii) mineral binding proteins to help absorb electrolytes and (iv) proteins with antiviral properties.

    Carbohydrates. Raw milk contains Lactose, the first carbohydrate most baby mammals ever taste, which is made up of two simple sugars, glucose and galactose. Glucose is our body's primary source of energy. Glucose is the sole source of energy for brain and red blood cells. Cow's milk hovers at around 5% lactose (human milk averages a bit higher at just over 7% by comparison). It's got a fairly low glycemic index (doesn't boost insulin levels very quickly) and so is better tolerated by diabetics. See Natural Sources of Glucose - Our Body's Key Source of Energy. Also see Natural Ways to Help Prevent and Treat Type 2 Diabetes

    Raw Milk Mineral Content Content Per Quart
    Sodium 330-850mg

    Raw Milk Vitamin Content Content Per Quart
    Vitamin A - fat soluble 375ug
    Vitamin C - fat soluble 19mg
    Vitamin D - fat soluble 38IU
    Vitamin E - fat soluble 940ug
    Vitamin K - fat soluble47ug
    Vitamin B1 - Thiamine 425ug
    Vitamin B2 - Inositol1650ug
    Vitamin B3 - Niacin 850ug
    Vitamin B6470ug
    Vitamin B2 - Pantothenic Acid3300ug
    Folic Acid52ug
    Vitamin B124.25ug

    Enzymes are proteins (made out of amino acids) change (catalyze) other substances without taking part in the reaction themselves. In digestion, enzymes help break down carbohydrates, fats and proteins into nutrients the body can readily absorb and use.

    Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that help with digestion, health of the intestines and brain activity. See Probiotics in Milk Products Improve Brain Function

    Raw Milk Enzyme Content

    Raw milk nutrient content will vary some depending on soil conditions and type of food. Grass fed cows are considered to produce the most nutritious milk. Raw milk from Guensey cows, for instance, have exceptionally high content of beta carotene and a high protein content.

    Raw milk gives athletes a competitive advantage. See Raw Milk - Most Effective Sports Training and Recovery Drink!

    This article was inspired by Tommy and Carolyn Adkins owners of Tucker Adkins Dairy in York, South Carolina, producers of the best tasting Raw Milk made from very well cared for Guernsey cows.

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