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Milk from grass fed cows has hidden benefits
Until recently, all of the experiments demonstrating the cancer-fighting properties of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) have used synthetic CLA. To see whether the CLA that occurs naturally in cow's milk has similar cancer-fighting properties, researchers recently compared the two. They fed one group of rats butter that was high in CLA and fed another group of rats an equivalent amount of synthetic CLA. As one would expect, the natural CLA proved to be just as effective in blocking tumor growth as the man-made variety. (In both cases, cancer yield was reduced by about 50 percent.) However, the high CLA butter had an added benefit: the rats eating the butter accumulated even more CLA in their tissues than the rats fed an equivalent amount of synthetic CLA. The reason? Researchers believe that the rats were converting another "good" fat found in the butter, trans-vaccenic acid or TVA, into CLA, giving them a second helping of this cancer-fighting fat. (Click here for more information about TVA.)
(Ip, C., S. Banni, et al. (1999). "Conjugated Linoleic Acid-Enriched Butter Fat Alters Mammary Gland Morphogenesis and Reduces Cancer Risk in Rats." J Nutr 129(12): 2135-2142.)
I buy stuff from
Ovis Hill Farm
1501 Weaver St.
Timmonsville, SC 29161
www.ovishillfarm.com They come to Myrtle Beach on Wednesdays.
They sell Milk and Butter and some cheese come from
Happy Cow Creamery
332 McKelvey Road
Pelzer, SC 29669
“If every U.S. citizen ate just one meal a week (any meal) composed of locally and organically raised meats and produce, we would reduce our country’s oil consumption by over 1.1 million barrels of oil every week.” (Animal, Vegetable, Miracle , Barbara Kingsolver)
- Carolina Farm Steward Association (CFSA)
- Eat Wild (Pasture based farming)
- Foothills Direct Market Association
- Heritage Corridor Farmers Tour
- Hoards Dairyman's Home Page
- Milk - The National Dairy Council
- Moo Milk Home Page
- Real Milk
- South Carolina Specialty Foods (SCSF)
- Sustainable Agriculture Research-Education (SARE)