Milk Myths

Myth:

Cows are hooked up to milking machines all day long.

Fact:

Cows need time to nap, and hang out with their cow buddies. This couldn’t happen if they were attached to a machine all day. Cows are milked on a regular schedule, only 5 minutes or so at a time.

Myth:

Cows stand up in stalls all day.

Fact:

Cows like to be comfortable. Sometimes a barn – with fresh circulating outdoor air cooled with fans – is their best place to be, near food and water and a cozy place to rest. Sometimes cows like pasture time, too.

Myth:

I can’t drink cow’s milk. I’m lactose intolerant.

Fact:

Lactose intolerance occurs when your body doesn’t make enough of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down lactose (the natural sugar in milk and dairy products).  The good news for you is that there are delicious REAL dairy products available with the lactose removed, so enjoy! There are some people who suffer from a milk allergy, which is an allergic reaction to the protein in milk. Both are digestive disorders but are distinctly different in cause.

Myth:

Cows are pumped full of antibiotics and that’s not good for me.

Fact:

Healthy cows are a dairy farmer’s number 1 priority. Cows are only given medication when they are under the weather. While a medicated cow is still milked on her regular schedule, her milk is discarded until she’s healthy again and the medicine has cleared her system.

Myth:

All “milks” are created equal.

Fact:

Alternative “milks” can’t match the perfect nutrition profile of REAL cow’s milk! For example, almond milk has 15 grams of added sugar and only 1 gram of protein, while cow’s milk contains only 3 naturally occurring ingredients and is packed with 8 grams of protein to fuel your body!