These days, there’s a lot of focus on “whole foods”; there’s even a grocery store chain named after them! Whole foods are more than just a buzzword or the latest nutrition trend, they’ve been around for ages. Essentially, a whole food is defined as “food that has been processed or refined as little as possible and is free from additives or other artificial substances.” Take our milk, for example. Our white milk contains just one simple ingredient: milk. Our white milk is gently pasteurized and processed in under 90 seconds with no additives to provide that farm fresh, wholesome flavor that our customers flock to.
Milk happens to be one of the most well-rounded nutritional whole foods on the market, too. It contains not only a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, but high amounts of them! With just one glass of Homestead Creamery milk, you can consume 30% of your daily recommended Calcium intake. But the nutritional goodness doesn’t stop there.
Speaking of Power House Nutrients, Let’s Talk Protein
Not only does our milk contain 8 grams of protein, but it’s 8 grams of all-natural, high-quality protein! The protein produced by dairy cows contains all 9 amino acids that the human body requires to build strong, lean muscles, making milk the perfect post work out drink. A certain percentage of the protein in milk is also known as whey protein, a nutrient that people trying to build muscle often overspend on supplements to add to their meals. Why not just pair dinner with a tall glass of milk?
Keep Those Bones Happy
There are a lot of nutrients that need to work together to keep your bones strong and healthy. Calcium usually takes the spotlight and is a key element of this process, but milk is also packed with Phosphorus and Vitamin D. These three nutrients work together throughout your lifetime to grow and provide maintenance to your skeletal system. Calcium is so important for growing children to develop strong, healthy bones. Phosphorus plays a key role in the upkeep of your bones and teeth, and Vitamin D is the driving force that helps your body absorb these nutrients to get the full benefits of your nutrient intake! The best part is that it’s all naturally occurring in one glass of milk; no supplements necessary!
Don’t Forget Your A, B, Cs!
Dairy milk contains a wide array of key vitamins that your body needs to be healthy on the inside and out! Vitamin A is vital to building a healthy immune system and also assists in the healthy development of your skin – your body’s largest organ! Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B12 are also prominent in milk and one of the most popular vitamin supplements on the market. If only people would opt for a glass of milk with every meal, they’d be getting the nutrients they need to build healthy red blood cells and convert their food into energy without the need for overpriced, synthesized vitamins. Finally, Vitamin C acts as an incredible antioxidant that helps to keep your cells strong and protected from free radicals.
The List Keeps Going
Ultimately, milk is packed with 16 essential nutrients that are key to living a happy, healthy life – these are just the highlights. What sets the nutrients in Homestead Creamery’s milk apart from the rest? The real secret is in the process. In our effort to keep our milk as “whole” as possible, we choose to minimally process our milk to keep all of those vitamins and minerals in tip top shape to be processed by your body. Our minimal pasteurization prevents these nutrients from becoming “denatured” by the heating and cooling process so you get high-quality sustenance in every drop.
So what are you waiting for? Grab a glass of Homestead Creamery milk to taste and feel the difference!