The Health Dialoguer
Recently I posted about being completely overwhelmed by health information – particularly with regards to nutrition.
What we should and shouldn’t eat and drink seems to change on a day-to-day basis. As someone who is health conscious and wants to do the right thing I find that eating organic, locally grown, leafy, green vegetables is about the only thing that doesn’t come with some level of guilt attached. And based on the fact that the majority of the time I rush in and out of Coles and Harris Farm in about 1o minutes flat without reading signs and labels, the reality of that happening is rare.
So recently, I was defeated when I heard that even milk has issues attached.
Turns out that our milk is being fiddled with by companies who are adding ‘permeate’ which is essentially a processed, watery substance that bulks up milk to make it cheaper for the companies to make (not for the consumer to buy). And what is even more frustrating is that due to current regulation, the milk companies don’t have to disclose this on labels. So consumers are blind when it comes to knowing which milk is best.
I just find it so exhausting.
Which is why I was really relieved when nutritionist Susie Burrell tweeted a list of milk manufacturers (is that what you call them?) who are not using permeate. If like me, you want to take the guess work out of grocery shopping, this list will come in handy.
Milk companies which do not include permeate in their milk:
Note: Dairy Farmers and Pura have also announced its milk will no longer contain ‘permeate’. I am not 100% sure on the timeline on this.