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Health Benefits

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(There are many health benefits to backyard eggs & dairy – we’ve just listed a few!)

More good stuff…

Dairy animals raised on grass (or grass hay) produce milk that:

  • Is high in CLA (conjugated linoleic acid)
  • Provides the idea balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
  • Is high in beta-carotene and vitamins A and E

Plus, goat milk:

  • Has small fat molecules, making it easier to digest than cow milk – many people who are lactose-intolerant can consume goat milk
  • Is also better tolerated by asthmatics and those with allergies

Free range fowl that are allowed to eat a varied diet, including plants, produce eggs that:

  • Have 3-6 times more vitamin D than conventional eggs
  • Are high in folic acid and vitamin B12
  • Are high in omega-3 fatty acids

Plus, pastured dairy and eggs taste great!

Less bad stuff…

Conventional milk contains:

  • Numerous antibiotics
  • Bovine growth hormone (rBGH or rBST), which causes higher levels of pus and bacteria in milk, and may pose other risks to humans

Conventional eggs:

  • Come from chickens that were fed antibiotics
  • Contain more cholesterol and saturated fat, compared to pastured eggs

 

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