Wholly Milk & Gut Health
As the new year begins so does healthy eating for many of us. However, don’t be fooled into thinking cutting out dairy will help you meet your health needs. Our milk is a wholesome, minimally processed and a natural product with many health benefits. These include better maintenance of gut microbiota, weight control, prevention of chronic inflammatory disease as well as being a valuable source of protein, calcium, vitamins and iodine (Gómez-Cortés et al., 2018; Pereira, 2017). A benefit of WHOLLY MILK in particular is that our herd produces a high percentage of A2 Beta-casein. A2 milk is proven to not irritate the human gut and to not cause post dietary digestive discomfort (PD3, Constipation) compared to conventional supermarket milk which is much higher in A1 beta-caseins.
A little-known fact about milk is that a long time ago a natural mutation affected some European cows and led to increased production of A1 beta-casein in their milk. Most milk, especially commercially produced milk today is A1 milk. This type of protein has been linked in some cases to illnesses such as type 1 diabetes and heart disease as well as ‘milk intolerance’ commonly confused with a lactose intolerance. These days A1 and A2 beta-casein percentages can be tested for in milk, therefore farmers can actively aim to produce milk with higher percentages of A2 present by breeding and choosing cows they know have the A2 gene (Woodford, 2009; Jianqin et al. 2015). At Wholly Milk, Jerry the farmer has spent years using only A2 sires (bulls) for breeding, resulting in the production of milk containing a high percentage of the good A2 beta-casein.
Because of the high A2 percentage and more gentle processing of our milk, we have had many customers who thought they were lactose intolerant or dairy intolerant realise that they are able to drink our milk and eat our gelato freely without any health problems! We are so pleased to hear of these testimonies which make all the effort we put into producing a high-quality product all the more rewarding.
We would love to hear from you if you have had a similar experience and if you haven’t tried our milk yet please get in touch!
we will post some testimonies in the months ahead