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Why U.S. Olympian Jamie Anderson Drinks Organic Milk
Two-time U.S. Olympian Jamie Anderson has an impressive list of firsts at the Olympic Winter Games. She won the first ever Olympic gold medal in Women’s Slopestyle Snowboarding at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014. She’s the first female snowboarder to win two medals at a single Olympic Winter Games — defending her Slopestyle title and winning a silver medal in Big Air. Now her three career Olympic medals for Team USA put her in the same league as two other iconic snowboarders.
She’s one of the top snowboarders on the mountain and wants to continue to soar. This requires intense dedication to a rigorous training regimen, both on the slopes and in the gym. Jamie also takes time to replenish her mind, body and spirit — with yoga, meditation and mindfulness — and focuses on maintaining a nutritious diet to help fuel her training.
How Organic Milk Helps Fuel Her Diet from a Young Age
Jamie learned the benefits of a healthy and balanced diet from her mom.
“My mom was really health conscious and all about wholesome, natural foods. She always bought organic milk,” Jamie said. “When we had oatmeal, my mom mixed it with organic milk. It’s why it’s the choice I make to this day.”
She still likes to start her mornings with milk and oatmeal — in a bowl of steel-cut oats topped with cinnamon and almonds. After a hard day, Jamie makes golden milk, a simple infusion of warm milk with spices including turmeric, which is thought to have anti-inflammatory benefits.
“Golden milk is one of my favorite recipes to make with organic milk,” she said. “I add it to hot tea with turmeric, ginger, and ghee — and it’s amazing.”
Jamie includes organic milk in her diet because it gives her essential nutrients she needs, and is a delicious part of her wholesome diet. So what makes organic milk different from conventional milk?
What Makes Organic Milk, Organic?
Organic dairy farmers follow strict standards established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that determine sustainable farming practices for the care of their cows. When you choose organic dairy milk, you can be sure farmers don’t use synthetic fertilizers or use genetically modified (GMO) crops or feed for their cows.
When you choose milk — either conventional or organic – you choose a wholesome, farm fresh beverage that provides essential nutrients, including natural, high-quality protein and bone-building nutrients, including calcium, vitamin D and phosphorus. Milk also contains vitamin A for a healthy immune system, potassium to regulate the balance of fluids in your body and B vitamins (Riboflavin, B-12 and niacin) for energy.
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