• 1. 97% Fat Free

    Whole Milk is virtually 97% Fat Free.

    • Milk straight from the cow can range from 3% to 6% fat
    • Real whole milk is standardized for sale at 3.25% fat
    • Non-Fat (0%)
    • Low-Fat (1% fat or 99% Fat Free)
    • Reduced Fat (2% or 98% Fat Free)
    • Whole milk (3.25% Fat or 96.75% Fat Free)
  • 2. Simple Ingredients

    Whole milk is 2 ingredients. Real whole milk has a clean and simple label just 2 ingredients: milk and supplemental vitamin D.

  • 3. Antibiotic Free

    All milk is free of antibiotics, no matter if the label states that or not. Test samples are collected on all milk before leaving the farm. All milk is tested at the plant before it is used. So, whether you choose regular or organic, you can feel good that milk is among the safest, most nutritious foods on the planet.

  • 4. Complete Protein

    8 Ounces of milk contains 8 grams of protein- That’s 16% of the daily recommended value! Real Milk protein is a complete protein because it contains all 9 essential amino acid building blocks needed by the human body. This high-quality protein builds and repairs muscle, keeps us fuller longer, provides energy and focus, helps maintain bone health and a healthy weight, while supporting a healthy immune system. Real Milk protein is readily absorbed and hard to replace.

  • 5. Family Owned

    97% of dairies are family owned. Help support your local dairies by drinking milk!

  • 6. Local Milk

    Did you know local milk is available at your local grocery store? You are supporting local dairy farmers by purchasing your milk anywhere ! The biggest thing you can do is to drink whole milk! If you are interested in learning where your milk came from check the plant code stamp on the top of the bottle by the expiration date, or on the label, and plug the number into www.WheresMyMilkFrom.com to see where the milk was bottled.

  • 7. Carbon Footprint

    The dairy sector, alone, has reduced its carbon footprint by two-thirds between 1945 and today. (Source: Dr. Frank Mitloehner, GHG expert, professor Univ. of California, Davis)

  • 8. Farm to Table

    In as little as 2 days, milk travels from the farm to your grocery store. Milk is one of the original farm-to-table foods and it’s one of the freshest products you can find at your local grocery store.

  • 9. Hormones

    Hormones are never added to milk! Hormones are naturally occurring in all living things, so yes milk contains hormones. But there is a difference, hormones are never added to milk. Whole Milk is one of the simplest foods you can buy. Nothing added except for vitamin D.

  • 10. Zero Sugar

    There is no sugar added to milk! Milk contains zero added sugars and only 12 grams of natural sugar (lactose).

  • 11. Nutritionist Perfect Recovery

    Cows have a nutritionist! Dairy farmers rely on professional consultants to formulate their cows’ diets. These consultants routinely visit the farm to help answer any questions, sample feeds and ensure cows are healthy and receiving a proper diet. Computer software helps a consultant balance a cow’s diet to ensure she is receiving all the nutrients she needs to be healthy and produce healthy milk.

  • 12. Chocolate milk, The Recovery Drink

    Chocolate milk is a nearly perfect workout recovery drink. Compared to water and most sports drinks, it has double the carbohydrate and protein content – the perfect combination to replenish tired muscles after a workout. Its high-water content replaces fluids lost as sweat and prevents dehydration. Plus, it packs a nutritional bonus of calcium and includes just a little sodium and sugar — which help recovering-athletes retain water and regain energy.

  • 13. Milk sensitivity

    Many people with digestive sensitivity find that switching from fat free/low-fat(1%) to whole milk(3.25% fat) allows them to enjoy milk again because the 8 grams of healthy fat in a glass of whole milk slows the rate at which the body absorbs the lactose, and there is a bit less lactose per volume. Another option is to look for niche brands of non-homogenized cream-top or cream-line milk.

  • 14. Immune Support

    The protein, vitamin D, and other essential nutrients in whole milk support the immune system.

  • 15. Essential Vitamins

    Besides hydrating water and a healthy matrix of fat, protein and carbohydrate, Whole Milk contains essential vitamins and nutrients shown below:

    • CALCIUM – Builds & maintains strong bones & teeth, plays a role in nerve & muscle function.
    • VITAMIN D – aids absorption of calcium, enhances bone mineralization, positively influences mood & alertness.
    • IODINE – is used by thyroid gland to make essential hormones that control growth, repair cell damage, support healthy metabolism.
    • POTASSIUM – is essential for regulating the balance of fluid in our bodies, helping to maintain normal blood pressure.
    • PHOSPHORUS – strengthens bones, generates energy in the cells of our bodies.
    • VITAMIN A – maintains normal vision and skin as well as helping build and maintain a healthy immune system.
    • RIBOFLAVIN (Vit. B2) – helps convert food to energy.
    • NIACIN – is important for normal function of enzymes and is involved in metabolism of sugars and fatty acids.
    • VITAMIN B-12 – helps build red blood cells carrying oxygen from lungs to muscles for all functions of body and mind.
    • ZINC – strengthens immune system & reduces oxidative stress.
    • THIAMIN & Vit. B6 – work with Zinc & other B vitamins to convert dietary energy into energy
    • MAGNESIUM – helps many aspects of health & fitness, including metabolism & strong bones.
  • 16. Nutrient Goodness

    An average dairy cow produces 7 to 9 gallons of milk a day. That’s about 128 glasses of great-tasting nutrition.

  • 17. Weight Fact

    A study found children who drank whole milk had 40% lower risks of being overweight or obese compared with children who consumed reduced-fat milk.

  • 18. Dental Health

    Dairy foods have a specific role to play in dental health. Research has shown that milk and cheese can help prevent tooth decay. Milk, cheese and yogurt contain minerals such as calcium, casein and phosphorus that help protect tooth enamel.

  • 19. Immune Boosting Benefits

    Whole Milk has immune boosting benefits, vitamins, electrolytes, antioxidants. Research shows a good daily dose of Vit. D, for example, keeps colds at bay! We get Vit. D when the sun interacts with our skin, but this key vitamin is also found in fortified foods like cereal, orange juice — and especially MILK. In 2009, researchers at Mass. General Hospital linked lower Vit. D with higher upper respiratory infection risk. In 2012, they found more Vit. D wards off kids’ winter colds. In 2016, a Canadian study showed Whole Milk tripled the Vit. D status of kids compared to low-fat milk and fat free drinks fortified with Vit. D. Whole Milk has both natural and fortified Vit. D and the milk fat improves absorption!

  • 20. Fighting Inflammation

    Evidence based conclusion on milk and inflammation

    • Studies indicate dairy does not adversely affect inflammation.
    • Studies show evidence milk and dairy products help reduce systemic inflammation.
    • Whole Milk has anti-inflammatory elements: Calcium, Vitamin D, bioactive peptides and beneficial fatty acids.
  • 21. ZERO transfats

    Whole milk contains a complex mix of saturated, monounsaturated & polyunsaturated fats, including omega 3 and 6. There are ZERO transfats. Studies show the fats in Real Whole Milk offer benefits: converting to energy, not fat; aiding vitamin absorption; contributing to brain development; positive for mood and alertness; and providing flavor and fullness to curb sugar cravings. Impact on cardiovascular disease is also being debated in a review of the research.

  • 22. Cows have 4 stomach compartments

    The first 3 digest food in ways we can’t, enabling cows to convert grassy plants we can’t eat into nutrient-dense, delicious milk! The plants pull carbon dioxide from the air and store it in the soil through their roots. The cows eat the plants, grazed or harvested, and their unique digestion more than doubles the protein and nutrient value that we get to enjoy in the milk! Amazing. Natural. Efficient.

  • 23. Bone Health

    Scientific evidence supports the role of calcium and vitamin D for good bone health; Dairy foods are excellent sources of calcium and protein. Dairy products, including milk, are an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, protein and other nutrients that are important both for bone and overall health.

  • 24. Pasteurization

    Pasteurization is a simple, effective method to kill potentially harmful bacteria without affecting the taste or nutritional value of milk. With standard pasteurization, milk is heated to a temperature of at least 161-degree Fahrenheit for not less than 15 seconds, followed by rapid cooling.

  • 25. Homogenization

    Homogenization keeps milk textures consistent by mixing the milk, so cream won’t separate and rise.

  • 25. Know the truth about cows and climate and methane.
    • Cows emit methane that is short-lived, only 12 years, not 100 or 1000 years like other GHG, so a cow makes more milk/beef today but adds ZERO NEW methane to the atmosphere, while feeding more people at the same time.
    • Cows emit methane that is continually recycled as part of the vital Biogenic Carbon Cycle of atmosphere X sunshine converted by plants (photosynthesis), consumed and converted by ruminant animals — keeping our planet alive and nourishing us too.
    • Cows are ruminants. They ferment their food in a chamber called the rumen, which converts fibrous plants we humans can’t digest into nutrient dense protein, fat, carbohydrate and over a dozen vitamins and minerals we humans can readily absorb.
    • Cows consume grasses and whole-plant-forages growing on 70% of the earth’s agricultural land surface not suited to grow fruits, vegetables and most grains for human consumption. As they are grazed and/or harvested for cow-chow, these plants regenerate and continue the Biogenic Carbon Cycle.

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