The goal of pasteurization is to kill potentially bad bacteria that may have found its way into the milk supply. The problem, however, is that aside from “killing” all the bad bacteria, pasteurization also kills all the beneficial bacteria, in addition to damaging the milk supply’s vitamin and mineral content, thereby leading to some of the most common health issues we have nowadays.
Fortunately, it’s never too late to change your dietary lifestyle. Instead of grabbing that processed milk carton on your next grocery trip, try getting your calcium needs from alternative sources instead. Shop for organic leafy greens, healthy nuts and seeds and raw, organic milk from grass-fed cows the next time you restock your pantry – your teeth and bones would definitely love you for it!