Organic vs. Conventional Milk

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Researchers at Washington State University found that organic milk has a much more heart-healthy ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids than conventional milk.

    A new study from Washington State University revealed that organic milk contains a much higher amount of heart-healthy fats than regular milk from cows on a conventional farm.  Conventional milk contains double the amount of omega-6 fatty acids to organic milk.  And while we need some omega-6 to a certain extent, too much can be a bad thing and increases the likelihood of developing diseases.  Organic milk has a better omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio, which is much healthier.   Researchers recommend switching from three daily servings of conventional dairy products to 4.5 servings of full-fat organic dairy products to achieve a better fatty acid ratio in your diet.