Dairy foods are one group of foods that I believe should be organic. The dairy industry is overgrown and conventional farming practices are less than ideal. As a result, the finished product often contains antibiotics and chemicals. Since these foods tend to be higher in fat, especially cheese, they store toxins easily. I often recommend that it’s worth the investment to go organic with dairy foods.
Organic cow’s milk
- Organic avoids undesirable farming practices and the risk or antibiotics and chemicals reaching your food.
Organic plain yogurt
- Sweeten with fruit, honey, maple syrup or agave nectar. Yogurt can be used instead of cream or sour cream to reduce the fat content.
Organic cheese (cow, sheep or goat)
- Choose local if possible. Always keep a hard cheese – such as parmesan – on hand. They store well.
- Choose local, free range or organic