Organic Milk Healthier Than Regular Milk: Study

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It turns out that organic milk is actually healthier than conventional milk, according to a new study. Organic milk contains more heart-healthy fatty acids than regular milk; Organic milk has a lower ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids than found in regular milk. A diet containing too many omega-6 fatty acids and not enough omega-3s has been linked to heart disease, as well as cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases. That’s because your gut converts omega-6s to arachidonic acid, which can cause inflammation. But the anti-inflammatory powers of omega-3s help to counterbalance that reaction, which is why keeping that ratio low is so important. (An omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of 2.3 to 1 is best for heart health, research suggests.) If organic milk is out of your budget, the author of the study says conventional milk is still OK – but choose whole milk, rather than skim or 2 percent.

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