Raw Milk Not Worth The Risks

Raw Milk Not Worth The Risks Training and diet fads are nothing new, but some practices can lead to unintended consequences. A study published in the journal Food Control highlights the potential dangers involved with drinking raw unpasteurized milk.

Researchers analyzed the microbiological and nutritional profiles of raw and heat-treated milk. The only disadvantage to choosing pasteurized milk involved the organoleptic profile, which is a measure of taste, mouth feel and sensory perception. On the other hand, raw milk consumption greatly increases the risk of contamination from pathogens like salmonella and E. coli.

True Strength Moment: Raw milk is only available for sale in a few states and can't be transported across state lines. This study suggests there's a very good reason for those restrictions. While trying to consume foods in their natural state seems like a sensible approach to healthy eating, food safety should be your first concern. When was the last time you saw anyone eating raw eggs?
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Oct 15, 2013
I consume raw milk and eggs all the time and have for years. The health benefits for an active, healthy adult, in my opinion, outweigh the risk, if there is any. Of course, I wouldn't recommend eating conventional store bought eggs raw. It's best to know the source of the food before consuming it raw. Find a small, local farm that raises chickens and cows organically. Tour the farm and get to know the farmers. They are going to provide a far superior and healthier product than your conventional factory farming methods provide for the grocery store.