A1 vs A2 Milk in India
Milk is an excellent source of Protein and Calcium. Milk is considered as an excellent nutritional supplement for health. But, you must know the truth behind the types of milk and their health effects. People are not aware of about A1 and A2 milk. The A1 milk that we drink today is a threat to the entire nation. This article focuses on creating awareness on health effects caused by the A1 type of Milk produced by European breed cows.
A1 Milk: British shorthorn, Ayrshire and Holstein are the breeds of cows those originated in Europe. Milk from these breeds of cows is rich in A1 beta casein. European origin cattle alone produces A1 beta-casein. High levels of cattle those produce A1 beta-casein are the parts of Northern Europe. All ordinary milk has a mixture of A1 and A2 milk proteins which is harmful to human body.
A2 Milk: A2 is a kind of protein which is present in the milk produced by Indian desi cows. Asian and African cattle produces A2 milk. Indian cows, goats, sheep, camels and yaks produce A2 type milk.
A1 Milk Side Effects
Now we will discuss 4 major reasons you should never drink A1 milk produced by Foreign breeds of cows.
Reason 1: Negative effects on the Digestive system by A1 Milk
A1 type protein causes indigestion of milk in the stomach. The digestive issue, stomach pain and respiratory problems are the symptoms caused by the consumption of A1 milk. A1 beta casein in A1 milk slows down the transit of food through the digestive system. Some studies revealed that A1 milk is related to diabetes and autism among young children.
Reason 2: Risk of Type 1 diabetes by A1 Milk
A detailed research performed by Woodford (2008) identified a direct relation between A1 milk and Type 1 diabetes. Less Insulin in the body is a reason for Type 1 diabetes. This type of diabetes is majorly diagnosed in children. The increase in type 1 diabetes is caused due to the consumption of A1 milk during childhood.
Reason 3: Risk of heart diseases by A1 Milk
Fat build up in injured blood vessels is caused by A1 beta casein. Heart diseases are caused by fat accumulation in blood vessels. A1 type milk also negatively affects blood vessel function and blood pressure rate.
Reason 4: Death of Infants by A1 Milk
SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndromes) is a major case of death among healthy babies in developed countries. The studies identified that consumption of A1 milk during childhood could be a reason for SIDS. The studies also identified that babies and lactating mothers are also affected by A1 beta casein which rich in milk produced by Europen breed cows.
Where to get A2 milk
The white revolution in India contaminated our A2 milk production from Indian desi cows by introducing foreign breeds of cows in India. However, still our Indian breeds of cows are producing healthy A2 milk in many places in Indian villages. Only Indian and some Asian Cow breeds are producing A2 milk. But, many Indian milk manufacturers produce A1 milk through European cow breeds such as Jersey. Thus, you can get A2 milk from Individual milk producers who produce milk from Indian desi cows in villages and your nearby areas.
Now you have the responsibility to differentiate and buy milk and milk products produced by Indian desi cows. Your initiative may help to bring diabetes free healthy future generations. Avoid A1 milk and A1 milk products produced by foreign cow breeds.
Chatterjee, B. and Patel, T. (2015). A2 milk: The Healthier Choice but Unaware, ARC Journal of Nutrition and Growth (AJNG), 1(1), 29-33
Woodford, K. (2008). A1 Beta-casein, Type 1 Diabetes and Links to other Modern Illnesses, Woodford paper to IDF Congress April 2008