Many of you may have heard that Chocolate milk is considered to be a great recovery drink for athletes. Here are some links for you to check out regarding this: http://choosechocolatemilk.com/athletes/why-chocolate-milk
NEW TOUR INFO: in order to continue to produce high quality products, we need to enforce having close-toed shoes when guests go through the bottling plant. If you are coming on tour, please don't wear sandals. ALSO, handbags, back-packs etc. will not be allowed through our bottling plant either and we are asking our guests to leave these items in their vehicles while on tour. Thank you for helping us to have the cleanest processing plant possible
If you've enjoyed our Ice Cream Social in the past or are new to the whole thing, come on out on JULY 7, 2012, for free ice cream, tours, wagon rides, kids' activities, cows, history, etc.! The hours will be 11am to 5pm. Hope to see you there!
Photo: Egg Nog
Get your Country Dairy Egg Nog for a great Holiday drink!
Here's another friend talking about Country Dairy: http://greatlakesgazette.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/country-dairy-tour-is-udderly-delightful/#comment-1397
The weather is starting to cool off a bit! Leaves are falling. Tours are winding down and our meat market is gearing up for hunting season by making our own JERKY AND SUMMER SAUSAGE right here on the farm! Come on out and try our new jerky flavors!
Here's what some of our summer guests are saying about Country Dairy: http://www.mychicagogarden.com/2010/08/11/best-part-of-blueberry-picking-is-the-dairy-farm-wait-what/
Dairy Myth 5: Myth: Consuming dairy foods can increase the risk of heart disease.
Fact: A diet high in saturated fat regardless of the source will likely cause heart disease and not dairy foods. Recently, it was reported that the evidence linking saturated fat intake to heart disease is lacking (Siri-Tarino, P., Sun, Q., Hu, F.B., Kraus, R.M. 2010. Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 91: 535-546).
Ever heard of this one?
Myth 4: Milk causes asthma.
Fact: While infants with milk allergies are more likely to develop
asthma later in life, there are no scientific data that support that consuming dairy foods makes a person asthmatic.
Here's a question or comment that comes up fairly frequently when people find out I work on a dairy farm.
Myth 3: People with lactose intolerance should avoid dairy foods.
Fact: Lactose intolerance is often confused with milk allergies. Lactose intolerance is not an allergic reaction to dairy foods. Rather it is the inability to digest the milk sugar lactose. Lactose-free milk and yogurt are good alternatives to drinking milk for people that are lactose intolerant. Aged cheeses such as Cheddar and Swiss are also low in lactose. Many people with lactose intolerance can drink up to 1 cup of milk daily without problems (Miller, G.D., Jarvis, J.K. and McBean, L.D. 2000. Handbook of dairy foods and nutrition. 3rd ed. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
NHS (Nurses Health Study). 1990. Harvard Medical School.).