Milk

Our Teens Are 'Ditching Dairy' - A Teenage Time Bomb Waiting to Happen?

Rick Miller | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

Worryingly, the trend is greatest in our young generation of 16-24 year olds who are shunning dairy at the fastest rate, despite needing it the most during their strong bone-forming years to prevent health issues such as osteoporosis or thinning bones later in life.

Back To School Basics For A Better Lunchbox

Rick Miller | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Parents
Rick Miller

The old tricks are the best! Making shapes out of sandwiches, presenting fruit in small colourful containers, adding a fun curly straw to drink their milk with - it all helps to make sure they actually eat everything. After all, children don't get any nutritional benefit from food that never leaves the lunchbox.

Summer Health Trends - Fashionable Fads Or Sustainable Solutions?

Rick Miller | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

We're all used to it by now; when the summer arrives, so do the fashionable diets that claim to completely transform our bodies in a few short weeks. They take over our news feeds, magazine racks and even the supermarket aisles. But is there some truth in the latest summer health trends?

Are We Becoming A Free-From Nation?

Rick Miller | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

Do you remember when the free-from section in the supermarket consisted of an odd-looking packet of biscuits that disintegrated in a cup of tea and a sad looking loaf of bread that tasted like cardboard? These products were produced for those with diagnosed allergies and intolerances and would be marked with 'approved' or 'certified' stamps to help consumers avoid making a potentially dangerous mistake when choosing a product.

What Can We Learn From The Diets Of Elite Athletes?

Rick Miller | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

People often ask me what we can learn from these phenomenal people. Is there anything we can do to enhance our own performance from following their lead?

Five Milk Myths Busted

Lise Larsen | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lise Larsen

As milk-drinkers everywhere raise a glass this World Milk Day, I'll explore the most prevalent myths that still persist around the consumption of milk, and try to separate the fact from the fiction:

A Smarter Way To Feed Our Children?

Rick Miller | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Rick Miller

As dietitians we see many children who are seemingly 'overfed' yet simply 'malnourished'. Getting the balance of nutrients right for both ourselves and our children from their early years will avoid having to try and fix the problem later.

The Real Reason Why Young People Are Going Off Milk Is Because It's Gross

Dominika Piasecka | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dominika Piasecka

Almost half of young people think they have a milk allergy. Yes, you can say it's a trend and yes, you can say it's largely for health reasons but what if the real reason why milk sales are plummeting was because people are realising it's gross?

Food-Obsessed Bloggers Took Up A Lactose Free Challenge. Here’s What Happened

Claudia Canavan | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Milk, yoghurt, cheese, buttery spreads: everyday fridge essentials we don’t pay too much attention to. In the midweek supermarket dash, pausing to r...

5 Great Things You Didn’t Know Milk Could Do

Claudia Canavan | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In case you’ve been chilling under a boulder for the past few years, you’ll know we’ve had an explosion in the popularity of plant-based milk al...

Raw Milk: Health Benefits And Safety Concerns Explained After 65 People Fall Ill In Cumbria

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Raw milk has made headlines after it emerged that 65 people had fallen ill in Cumbria, possibly due to drinking an unpasteurised milk product from a l...

Controversial PETA Prank Leaves People Thinking They Drank Dog's Milk

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A prank has proven controversial after people were incorrectly led to believe they’d consumed dog’s milk. The stunt, by animal rights charity PETA...

Cockroach 'Milk' Could Be The Next Big Health Trend

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forget donkey’s milk, according to scientists we could soon be guzzling the “fantastic” protein supplement that is cockroach ‘milk’. Researc...

Is Donkey's Milk The Next Big Health Trend?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We've tried cow, soya and even oat milk. So it's only fair that donkey's milk has its day. Donkey's milk is lower in fat than cow's milk and contains ...

How We Have Been Tricked Into Thinking Milk Is Good For Us

Elena Orde | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Orde

Historically cow's milk has enjoyed outstanding public relations, cleverly associating itself with fit athletes, strong bones and white-moustached seductively posturing celebrities. But if we weren't socialised into thinking that drinking dairy milk was desirable and acceptable, chances are we'd find it a pretty absurd notion.

Why Supermarkets Have a Duty to Provide Better Labelling for Milk

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 06.05.2017 | UK
Jonty Whittleton

Up to a fifth of dairy cows in the UK are kept indoors in factory farms all year round, never feeling the grass beneath their feet or the sun on their backs. In Denmark 85 per cent of farms were grazing cows on grass in 2001, but by 2010 this had reduced to just 35 per cent . In the US the majority of dairy farms are industrial-scale indoor systems which can house tens of thousands of cows.

Milk and Acne: Dairy Free Alternatives for Acne

Amy Saunders | Posted 06.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Saunders

If you suffer from acne, dairy is one of the worst triggers out there and could easily be disrupting your own hormone balance and making your acne worse. So today, I wanted to talk about the best dairy free milk alternatives to help you clear your acne.

Dairy Cows Are Mothers Too: Their Milk Is Not Meant for Us

Jimmy Pierson | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK
Jimmy Pierson

Mother's Day gives us a ready-made opportunity to express our love and gratitude to those who raised us. Lots of us also recognise other caregivers in society, but how many will be extending their thoughts to other species?

The NFU Needs to Appoint a Head of Campaigns

Paul Brannen | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

Photo credit: Daniel Rowe While watching a TV report on dairy farmers removing milk from supermarket shelves I experienced a 30-year flash back. A g...

Gut-Unfriendly Additives Lurking in Soy and Other Plant-Based Milks

Layne Lieberman | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

Not every ingredient in a natural food product may be good for you. There is evidence that carrageenan, a gum derived from seaweed and allowed in organic and natural foods as a thickener and stabilizer may be causing a host of gastrointestinal problems.

Milk Wars and Cow Power

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

We know our UK dairy farmers take a real pride in their animals and their milk, just like the one-cow farmer in Africa, but how do we as consumers share the UK dairy farmer's pride in this highly popular product?

Working 14 Hours a Day to Lose Money - The Personal Cost of the Milk Price Crisis

Alice Knox | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK
Alice Knox

It is hard to express how depressing it is to get out of bed at 5.30am to work a 14 hour day to lose more money. It's difficult to carry on. We are dairy farmers on the north side of Dartmoor National Park with a small herd of 100 milking cows. We are struggling to survive. For every litre of milk we sell we now lose seven pence.

Here's A Quick And Easy Way To Make Almond Milk From Scratch

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Move over soya milk, there's a new kid on the block. Almond milk is crazy-delicious and favoured by the likes of hipsters, veggies and health fanat...

Forget the Labels - It's Time to Eat Kind

Lliana Bird | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lliana Bird

I've decided to do my best to "eat kind". Like sexuality believe there is no black and white and that labels aren't really helpful any more. Fluidity is. So I'm dispensing with "vegan"/ "vegetarian"/ "pescetarian" etc. If I want to eat some cheese or yoghurt I will.

Time for Fair Trade Milk

Paul Brannen | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

Sitting in a Northumberland farmhouse kitchen talking over a cup of tea, it quickly became clear to me that all is not well in the UK dairy industry...