High-quality milk drinks can provide essential nutrients to help keep your child strong and healthy. But before you head out to the store, you should always bear in mind that not all milk products are the same.
While it may cost a bit more, there are several reasons why organic milk may be the best option for your child. Organic milk is free from harmful chemicals such as pesticide residues and artificial hormones. It also typically contains higher levels of antioxidants and nutrients to aid overall development.
Here is a quick guide that highlights five health benefits of organic milk:
1. May help children prone to skin allergies
Going organic may help reduce the incidence of skin allergies. A study conducted in the Netherlands found that children who consumed organic dairy products had a 36% lower risk of eczema.
Organic milk drinks may also contain high levels of antioxidants which have anti-inflammatory and immunity-boosting properties. Giving your children their daily dose of antioxidants can help reduce the risk of allergic reactions and strengthen their overall immunity.
2. Cognitive development and performance
Studies have shown that diets rich in Omega-3 fatty acids aid in cognitive development and performance.
Apart from fish and nuts, organic milk drinks can also be a great source of omega-3. Studies show that organic milk contains 56% more omega-3 than conventionally produced options.
Note: Keep your children’s diet in check! Take a look at this guide to know more about food options that are rich in Omega-3.
3. Reduced exposure to harmful chemicals and artificial ingredients
Organic dairy farms follow strict requirements and regulations to ensure the highest quality products free from the use of synthetic chemical pesticides and artificial hormones. Cows graze in natural meadows and are not given prophylactic antibiotics, performance-enhancing substances, and GMO food.
Organic milk must pass stringent quality control standards to be certified organic. A certified organic seal means strict compliance with organic dairy farming standards starting with soil quality, livestock feeds and management, food processing, and thorough screening of ingredients.
When you choose certified organic milk, you can be assured that you’re giving your child high-quality nutrition free from pesticide residue, other harmful chemicals, and artificial ingredients.
4. Reduced exposure to antibiotic residue
Prophylactic use of antibiotics in dairy cows for faster growth and disease prevention can result in trace amounts of antibiotics present in the milk produced. Antibiotic residue levels from the milk of conventional cows may lead to antibiotic resistance and may trigger an allergic reaction.
Organic farms emphasize their cows' well-being and raise them in better living conditions without the preventive use of antibiotics. Sick cows that require antibiotic treatment are separated and quarantined to ensure that trace amounts of antibiotics are not present in the milk they produce.
5. Free from GMOs
The use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) has been associated with potential health harms, including allergic reactions. Over the past few years, there have been many debates and questions regarding the use of GMOs. To this day, conventional farmers use GMOs to increase the yield of their crops; however, in many countries, GMOs are banned due to the unknown health risks they may pose to humans.
Feeding cows with GMO synthetic feeds is strictly prohibited in organic dairy farms. Instead, cows freely graze on natural pastures reducing the potential health risks from GMO crops.
HiPP Organic Milk
HiPP is a family-owned company dedicated to organic farming principles for over 60 years. At HiPP, we believe that organic is best for children and for our animals too. This is why our cows are cared for using traditional methods –spending most of their time grazing freely on organic green pastures, with plenty of access to fresh air and open plains. They eat organic feed that’s free from genetically modified ingredients, chemicals and pesticides. And, with our focus on the highest animal welfare standards, we ensure our cows are never routinely given hormones and antibiotics.
HiPP is the number 1 Organic baby food brand in Europe. Our Organic Milk products are Certified Organic and produced according to strict organic regulations, free from the use of synthetic chemical pesticides, artificial hormones, GMOs, and artificial ingredients.
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