Monday, January 24, 2011

Maffetone on milk proteins

In 'Milk Proteins: The Good and the Bad' Dr. Phil Maffetone discusses dairy, and specifically milk proteins casein and whey.

Most of the protein in milk is casein, but not all casein is the same. A1-casein is the bad type you want to avoid, while A2-casein is the good one.

Most dairy sold in supermarkets contains mostly A1-casein. However milk from animals like goat, sheep, buffalo and Brown Swiss cows contains A2-casein.

If you occasionally like to eat a little good quality cheese, choose cheese from milk of
Then there is the whey, which is left over from the process of making various dairy. After realizing that whey cannot be safely dumped in large concentrations as it creates an environmental nuisance, the Italian cheese-innovators discovered it can be recooked into a fresh cheese product called Ricotta. Whey contains most of the good stuff in milk without any of the possibly troublesome ingredients, so it's definitely ok for everyone to eat that.

If you can tolerate some dairy, it's always a good idea to hunt for the very best products, like grassfed organic butter. Yes it is more expensive, but think of it as an investment in your health and fitness.

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