Organic Milk: Clean Fuel for Athletes

Humboldt County sits right on the spectacular Northern California coast — but it’s not just the views outside that makes our milk so special. What’s inside is pretty incredible too. Organic milk is a nutritional powerhouse that’s been fueling top athletes around the world for years.

That’s why we’re proud to be the official dairy partner of the Golden State Warriors, the preferred dairy sponsor of Stanford Athletics, and why we joined MilkLife in supporting US athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Organic milk — whether it’s whole, fat free, or chocolate — provides nine essential nutrients athletes depend on for energy, performance and recovery. Here’s a quick look at each.

 

#1: Protein


One 8-ounce glass of organic milk provides eight grams of natural, high-quality protein (casein and whey), which helps to build lean muscle and keep bones strong. Milk has a “complete” protein, which provides the essential amino acids so important for athletes.

 

#2: Calcium

Organic milk is a great source of calcium to help build and maintain strong bones (and teeth, too). Just one 8-ounce glass of milk provides 30 percent of your daily recommended amount. To put that in perspective, you’d have to eat 7 cups of raw broccoli to get the same amount.

#3: Potassium


An 8-ounce glass of organic milk has as much potassium as a small banana — 10 percent of your daily recommendation. Potassium plays a key role in maintaining muscle health, and healthy blood pressure, too.

 

#4: Vitamin D


Vitamin D works alongside calcium to build and maintain strong bones, but it’s found, naturally, in very few foods. An 8-ounce glass of milk provides a whopping 30 percent of the daily recommendation.

 

#5: Vitamin B12


This vitamin helps maintain energy levels and build red blood cells. One serving of milk delivers 20 percent of the daily recommendation.

 

#6: Vitamin A


This vitamin helps to maintain a healthy immune system to you can train and play harder. Each serving of milk provides 10 percent of your daily recommended amount.

#7: Riboflavin


Also known as vitamin B2, this nutrient helps to convert food into energy. One 8-ounce glass of organic milk provides 25 percent of your daily recommendation.

 

#8: Phosphorus


Phosphorus works with calcium and vitamin D to help maintain healthy bones. One serving of milk contains 25 percent of the daily recommendation.

 

#9: Vitamin B3


Also known as Niacin, this nutrient works with riboflavin and vitamin B12 to help convert food into energy. An 8-ounce glass of milk contains 10 percent of your daily recommendation.

 

Amira Mourad, Golden State Warriors Dance Team

On this episode of Milk & Cookies, Lawrence Scott talks with Warriors dance team member Amira Mourad about how organic food contributes to her healthy lifestyle, and how it provides the nutrition she needs for her physically demanding role.