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.
Link: Interesting Article
Posted Jun 25, 2010 News & Notes,
Here's an interesting article about a Vegan who visited a feed-lot beef farm in Colorado
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.
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Posted Jun 21, 2010 News & Notes,
Come visit us for the 11th Ice Cream Social. We will be offering tours, a living history area, wagon rides, and of course ice cream . . . lots of ice cream. Come join us from 11am -6pm.
I've never heard this question before, but found it interesting because I have talked to vegans who think eating vegetables gives you enough calcium.
Myth 2: Spinach is as good a source of calcium as milk. FACT: There is more calcium in 1 cup of milk than there is in 16 cups of spinach. One will need to eat more than 48 cups of spinach to get the recommended daily intake of calcium (USDA, 2010). Furthermore, milk contains Vitamin D which enhances calcium absorption (Wasserman, R.H. 2004. Vitamin D and the dual process of intestinal calcium absorption. Journal of Nutrition 134: 3137-3139.
Over the next few weeks, we’re going to comment on some of the myths about dairy foods. As I looked at some of these, it was interesting because I get asked these questions often when I’m talking about dairy. MYTH NUMBER 1: Consuming diary products can lead to weight gain. FACT: Weight gain occurs when one consumes more calories than the body can burn as energy. Contrary to this common myth, research both in animals and humans suggest that including three servings of low fat dairy foods in a calorie controlled diet may help greater weight loss— that’s right weight loss! Clinical trials have also shown a strong correlation between calcium intake and reduced body weight, body fat percentage and waist size! (Zemel, M. 2005. Role of dairy foods in weight management. JACN 24(6) 537S-546S.)
CONCLUSION: BE SURE TO HAVE AT LEAST 3 SERVINGS A DAY OF YUMMY COUNTRY DAIRY PRODUCTS