It wasn’t until last month that I was made aware of Arla and how they are totally doing things differently. They are not only bridging the fibre gap, they are doing something far more admirable, the Arla Organic Free Range milk is sourced from British farms, where all cows are 100% free range that grazed outside on organically farmed land whenever possible. And to make it even better the 89 farms they use are dead proud of what they produce they guarantee no artificial fertilisers or herbicides are used on their land, so it’s a win all round.
Being freelance means I am home a lot more than I have ever been so it’s making it a lot easier for me to keep an eye on my milk and diary intake. I never used to be a huge tea drinker when I worked in offices as I didn’t like using the office mugs and was scared a nice mug of my own would end up on someone else’s desk, so I can now take some time out throughout the day to have a cuppa! I tend to lunch at my desk whilst I work so having those 10 or so minutes to myself away from my desk is a right treat! By being at home for breakfast I can make better choices as in an office it was either a takeaway breakfast from a local cafe, a quick stop at Tesco form anything I could eat quickly or I’d skip it entirely.
I’ve made the change to buying the Arla Organic Free Range milk as I like to do my bit for the farmers as I think it’s so fair that they get paid for all the work they put in! I also am upping my milk intake, and that doesn’t just mean extra cups of tea during the day. I’m making sure I don’t waste any milk I pop over my cereal and if I need a little top up then I am having a little glass of milk before bed as I want to be drinking my Slimming World allowance of 200ml a day!
According to Milk.co.uk a 200ml glass of semi-skimmed milk provides 31% of our recommended daily calcium needed for maintenance of normal bones and teeth, 74% of our recommended daily vitamin B12 that contributes to the normal function of the immune system, 41% of our recommended daily iodine that contributes to normal cognitive function, 35% of our recommended daily vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) that contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue), 16 % of our recommended daily potassium that contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure, and 14% of our recommended daily protein that contributes to the maintenance and growth of muscle mass! That’s a hell of a lot of good stuff in a such a small amount of milk!