A study published in the International Journal of Cancer has shown that childhood and adult milk consumption can protect against breast cancer.
Women who drank more than 3 glasses of milk per day had half the risk of breast cancer compared to women not drinking milk according to a study of 48,844 women in Norway. The results of this study are in line with earlier research results showing the protective effect of milk on breast cancer. A study published in the British Journal of Cancer showed that the women who consumed the most milk had less than half the risk of breast cancer compared to women consuming the least milk.
Milk's protective effect can be attributed to the cancer fighting substance conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) found in milk fat. Numerous studies indicated that CLA had a protective effect against breast cancer.
A recent Finnish study has shown that postmenopausal women with the lowest levels of CLA in their diet and in their blood had, respectively, a 3.3-fold and five-fold greater risk of breast cancer than those with the highest levels of CLA.
Milk from grass fed cows contains over 5 times the levels of CLA than grain fed cows!!
So drink up!
Here is a great way to get more milk into your diet without high levels of sugar. Brayden made this last night and we all went wild!
Brayden's Late Night Shake
2 cups Trader's Point Chocolate milk
2 scoops vanilla ice cream - homemade at best, Breyers at worst (check their ingredients, some contain high fructose corn syrup and other nasties)
Add all to blender and blend. Absolutely the best shake we have ever had!