Teaming up with the best (Lactose-Free) Dairy Farm
Since I first discovered Green Valley Organic lactose-free yogurts, two more national brands have launched their own versions of lactose-free yogurts–Lactaid® and La Yogurt®. Initially, I was excited about this development… more choices for me and my lactose-intolerant comrades *had* to be a good thing, right? A quick scan of these other yogurt labels deflated my high hopes. Both were loaded with added sugar– with the La Yogurt fruit flavors containing 26g of total sugar! (With all the additives their products contain, I estimate that no more than 10g–and possibly less– could actually be from naturally-occurring milk sugar… which suggests a full 4 teaspoons of added sugar per modest 6oz cup!) Neither brand offered plain, no-added sugar flavors. Neither brand used organic milk. And both were loaded with highly-processed additives like corn starches and preservatives. Thanks, but no thanks. I wouldn’t eat these products myself, and I certainly wouldn’t recommend them to a patient.
Fast-forward a year and a half from my initial blog post: Green Valley Organics contacted me to see if I’d be interested in formally teaming up to spread the good word about their products. Since I was already buying their products on my own, and recommending the brand to my patients and friends, I figured that I might as well make this one-sided love affair an official courtship.
So there you have it: I’m going out with the country’s best dairy farm.
And when my kids are old enough to ask me where their favorite foods come from, I can pack them up, pop a few Xanax, and load them onto a plane for a cross-country flight to Sonoma County, California. We will visit the Green Valley creamery and it’s sister goat farm, Redwood Hill, and my kids will see healthy, happy animals grazing on green pastures just like in their storybooks. How’s that for a happy ending? Did you like this? If so, please bookmark it, RSS feed.