Saturday, 18 October 2014

A large glass of milk from a different cow. (a review)

I met the lovely a2 Milk team at BritMums Live and they had a wealth of information about a2 milk as well as some samples for us to try.  

Little man likes nothing more than a large glass of  milk but when he started to have problems with digestion my first instinct was to switch from cows milk to soy, unfortunately for him that didn't solve his problems but for many who believe they are lactose intolerant, it does.  The thing is, for those not diagnosed by their doctor with lactose intolerance, unknown to them, milk could still be the problem.  

There are many different proteins found in milk.  Studies show that the A1 protein breaks down more slowly in the body, and for some this can lead to uncomfortable symptoms that are similar to those in people suffering with lactose intolerance.  For many of these people, the problem isn't lactose (which is the sugar in milk) at all - the A1 protein could be the issue.

To combat this The a2 Milk Company™  have worked with 20 farms across Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales to identify milk that only produces the A2 protein, and before you ask they are not cows made in a lab, these cows NATURALLY produce milk only containing the A2 protein.

a2 milk has been available in Australia for over 10 years and is the fastest growing grocery brand down under, and the good news for us?  It is now available in the UK!

The health benefits of milk are many and everyone knows that calcium is essential for maintaining healthy bones and teeth.  I find it shocking that nearly 40% of people don't even let their children try milk.  Dr Hilary Jones, an NHS GP and medical presenter on shows such as ITV's Daybreak, says:

"Milk is the nearest thing you can get to complete nutrition in a glass.  It's a great sustainer and concentration booster for children at school.  It is much healthier than an fizzy drink, and it's an excellent post-exercise recovery food as it has a balance of protein, carbohydrates, water and micronutrients."

So if a2 makes it possible to drink milk without the nasty side effects, why not give it a try?


Little man and I have tested out a2 and found that not only does it taste great but his digestion might just be on the mend.  We will keep you posted!

This is a sponsored post I have been compensated for my time as well as sent vouchers to try a2 milk.

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