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One Mom's Moxie: Benefits of Shelf Safe Milk #MilkUnleashed

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Benefits of Shelf Safe Milk #MilkUnleashed

In my home we are a family split with half that are really great milk drinkers and the other half that only has milk once in a while. We are also pretty busy and since we are on the go finding milk that is good but doesn't need to be refrigerated to stay good is important. That's where shelf safe milk comes in and saves the day! If my seven year old daughter doesn't feel like drinking regular milk, I know I can take her to school and give her Horizon Organic shelf safe chocolate milk. There are so many great benefits in shelf safe milk; I actually prefer it to regular milk now.


Let me explain a little bit about shelf safe milk before you decide whether you would like it or not. First the milk is pasteurized at and ultra high temperature, so most times they are called UHT milk, this is done very quickly so it will keep its taste and nutrition. Once the milk goes through the UHT process it is put in a Tetra Pak and then it does not need refrigeration unless it is opened. A Tetra Pak is made up of six layers to keep the milk shelf safe. An added benefit to a Tetra Pak is that the entire carton is recyclable.
There are eight grams of protein and nine nutrients in one eight ounce carton of shelf safe milk. The nine essential nutrients include calcium, A, D, B12, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, riboflavin, niacin and zinc. Shelf safe milk is REAL milk with absolutely no additives or preservatives. There is a small amount of calories compared to the very high amount of nutrients in the milk. Research has shown that non-milk drinkers have the same or higher BMI (body mass index) than those that drink milk.    
There are many other great reasons to purchase and use shelf safe milk. I know from my own experience that once I have gone to my local warehouse club to buy in bulk and get home to put things away, there is not much room left in the refrigerator. So when I buy the shelf safe milk I can put a few in the freezer, a few in the refrigerator and store the rest in the pantry. I put some cartons in the freezer so I can add one into my kid's lunches, once lunch time comes around their milk is still cold and ready to enjoy. The shelf safe milk is great for lunches, picnics, in the car, at the beach and any where else you can think of! 

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