Why is grass fed important?
When cows eat grass (as they are meant to), the milk they produce is creamy, delicious, and nutritious. You also get more of the â€śgood fatsâ€ť and less of the bad. You also get more CLA, which is heart healthy (Am J Clin Nutr (May 12, 2010))
Cows on a diet of fresh grass produce milk with five times as much of an unsaturated fat called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than do cows fed processed grains.
The new findings suggest that CLA offers heart-healthy benefits that could more than offset the harms of saturated fat in milk, Campos said.
Whole-fat milk and dairy products have gotten such a bad reputation in recent years due to their saturated fat and cholesterol contents, and now we find that CLA may be incredibly health-promoting,” Michelle McGuire, spokesperson for the journal’s publisher, the American Society for Nutrition, and associate professor at Washington State University, told Reuters Health in an email. “Whole milk is not the villain!”
Source – Reuters Health
And of course, all of our milk comes from pasture raised cows. No antibiotics, growth hormones, herbicides or pesticides… the cows eat grass, just as they were meant to eat.