By Ava Feuer, REDBOOK.
The experts are constantly telling us to eat organic, especially when it comes to the dirty dozen, and while that sounds great, our wallets can't always handle the hit. Plus, the science has always seemed a little sorta-kinda-maybe.
That just changed, thanks to clear-cut study results showing that whole organic milk lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease. Why? The cows that produce it are required to eat plants high in omega-3 fatty acids as opposed corn, which ups their, and their milk's ratio of heart-healthy omega-3s that our diets lack to omega-6 fatty acids of which many of us consume too much. The findings don't hold true when it comes to skim milk though, which strips away those fatty acids anyway.