Posts Tagged "Heart health"

the Health Benefits of REAL Dairy!

You probably remember the “Got Milk?” campaigns with famous athletes and might remember the slogan “3-A-Day” based on the USDA’s food pyramid guidelines, but do you know the real, true benefits of consuming real dairy?

It’s more than a pairing with cereal or a few drops in your coffee – fresh, wholesome dairy has a long list of benefits that impact long-term human health. Below, we highlight some of those health benefits, including new research so you can dive into these topics for yourselves!

— reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Read more!

— reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and lower blood pressure. Read more!

— supportive of bone health, especially in children and adolescents. Read more!

— protection against the development of metabolic syndrome. Read more!

— dairy is the most cost effective way to get 3 of the 4 nutrients most Americans need more of in their diets (Calcium, Vitamin D, and phosphorus). Read more!

Sure, you can get Calcium from other sources, like dark green vegetables, but there is no package like dairy that includes 9 essential nutrients and high quality protein in a single serving. Curious about the actual United States Dietary Guidelines? Click here.

No matter what the other “milks” on the shelf say, there is no substitute for fresh, high quality, wholesome dairy. We took a look at Hudson Valley Fresh whole milk head-to-head with some alternative products, and here’s what we found.

In conclusion, we all want to choose healthy foods for ourselves and our families. In reality, life is all about moderation and good health most certainly comes from a well-balanced diet and an active lifestyle. For specific questions about your own dietary needs we recommend speaking with a doctor or dietitian, but for any farm or milk-related questions you may have, please feel free to reach out to us at

Full Fat Dairy Does a Body Good!

According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, you can now enjoy full-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese guilt-free.

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center have found that dairy fat contributes to a lower mortality risk and presence of cardiovascular disease. The study included 3,000 participants and results showed that participants with higher fatty acid levels, thus those having consumed whole-fat dairy products, had a 42% lower risk of dying from stroke.

This is in line with what our founder, Dr. Sam Simon, has been saying all along – with so many readily available fat soluble vitamins available in whole milk, why choose anything other than what nature intended? Our whole milk is non-standardized and over 4% fat – meaning just as the cow produced it, we bottle it. Simple, natural, fresh. Got local milk?

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