The truth about pasteurised milk – The Nation

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MORRINSVILLE, NEW ZEALAND – APRIL 18: A herd of cows are seen through the lush green grass at a dairy farm on April 18, 2012 in Morrinsville, New Zealand. sales are growing as more people are educating themselves on what they believe healthy food is. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

An interesting letter to the editor on raw milk.

It is well documented what pasteurisation does. It destroys 90 per cent of the phosphotase enzyme needed for calcium absorption. It kills the 0;friendly” bacteria, needed for vitamin B6 synthesis in the gut, and for immunity. (Vitamin B6 reduces blood homocysteine, which is one of the major causes of arterial calcification i.e., heart attack and stroke). It does not kill the dangerous bacteria, the salmonella, listeria nor e-coli, (that requires boiling). Heat-sensitive immune-boosting whey proteins, lactalbumins, are damaged. (These then lose much of their important benefits, which are a rich source of essential amino acids and branched chain amino acids, that aid protein synthesis and maintenance of muscle tissues, especially important in the elderly; play important roles in weight loss and maintenance of cardiovascular health, and improve memory).

The truth about pasteurised milk – The Nation.

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