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Pros and Cons of Grass-fed Dairy Products vs Factory Farming

Difference between grass-fed dairy products and factory farming infographic

Grass-fed dairy products are not just healthier but they can help you to lose weight as well. The infographic below gives the main reason why switching to grass-fed dairy may help you to lose weight and stay healthy.

Beneficial Fats

Grass-fed milk and dairy products have higher concentrations of beneficial fatty acids.

They contain higher amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids a-linoleic acid, moega-3 fatty acids, vaccenic acid and conjugated linoleic acids, also known as CLA.

There have been many scientific studies that illustrate the health benefits of higher intake of CLA:

  • Plasma lipid profile
  • Lower CHD risk

Beneficial Bacteria

Studies show that unfavorable gut bacteria are linked to sudden hunger pangs and over-eating.

Grass-fed dairy influences the growth of beneficial healthy gut flora so you can stay lean and fit effortlessly.

Wholesome Protein Matrix

Not all dairy products are high in fat. If you want all the benefits without the fat, then consider grass-fed whey supplements.

Grass-fed whey supplements have a balanced and wholesome protein matric with all the goodness your body needs.

They undergo minimal processing and they are naturally high in the following immune-enhancing proteins:

  • Alpha Lactalbumin
  • Beta Lactalbumin
  • Lactoferrin
  • Immunoglobulins G (lgGs)
  • Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA)
  • Cysteine

No Controversial Additives

Grass-fed cows are usually not given artificial growth hormones and excessive amounts of antibiotics, so there won’t be residual growth hormones and other contaminants in their milk and any subsequent dairy products. This includes whey protein.

It is also suggested that grass-fed dairy products including whey, contain less pesticides and other harmful contaminants.

Difference between grass-fed dairy products and factory farming infographic

 

Infographic courtesy of Well Wisdom 

Sources:

http://www.wellwisdom.com/pages/Whey-Facts.html

http://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(10)00670-3/fulltext

3 thoughts on “Pros and Cons of Grass-fed Dairy Products vs Factory Farming

  1. Thanks for letting me know – I re-compressed the infographic so it should load faster.

  2. nicely down article… lots of good points. It just took a long time to load due to the size of the photos.

  3. I’m seriously into grassfed beef. Not only does it taste better, it’s leaner and healthier too. Good to hear that dairy products are too

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