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Superfood Tip: Raw milk — think before you drink

Craig Press staff report

To reap the health benefits of milk it is best to drink pasteurized product, says the CDC.

Raw milk is milk that hasn't been treated by heat to remove harmful germs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend drinking it.

"If you're thinking about drinking raw milk because you believe it has health benefits, consider other options. Raw milk can contain harmful germs, such as bacteria, viruses and parasites, which can make you very sick, or even kill you or a loved one," according to the CDC.

Developing a healthy lifestyle involves making many decisions about what you eat and drink.

Raw milk is milk from any animal that has not been pasteurized. Because these germs usually don't change the look, taste or smell of milk, pasteurization is the best way to make sure your milk is safe.

For more information about raw milk visit cdc.gov/features/rawmilk/index.html