Wednesday, 20 April 2016

New Research Results for a2Milk and Traditional Rice Pudding Recipe

I am really excited to tell you about some new, ground breaking research that has been carried out for a2Milk. The results from the study are being published today and I am delighted to be one of the first people to share these results with you. A couple of weeks ago a2Milk were featured on Channel 4's Food Unwrapped and I told you that there was some research being done in my blog post and now I can tell you the long awaited results.

The research suggests that lactose intolerance could actually be a myth for many people!

A trial has been conducted in China with two groups of participants. One group have been diagnosed as lactose intolerant while the other group are self-reported as sensitive to dairy. China has one of the highest known levels of lactose intolerance in the world. This is the first human based research that has been carried out to test the effects of the A1 versus the A2 protein on participants with clinically diagnosed lactose deficiency or intolerance.

In the study regular cows milk, that contained the A1 protein, caused the participants significantly higher gastrointestinal inflammation, stool transit delays and elevated blood markers for inflammation and immune response compared to the a2Milk.

However when the participants drank and used a2Milk the symptoms and issues completely disappeared!

The a2Milk drinkers also had faster response and lower error rates in cognitive function tests compared to A1 drinkers.

It has been discovered that all of the participants that took part in the trial were able to tolerate a2Milk.

Even the lactose intolerant subjects had no digestive problems while drinking a2Milk!

I am sure that you will agree that these results are amazing! Thanks to a2Milk, more people can go back to enjoying cows milk. This study has shown that there is a significant link between the A1 protein and dairy discomfort. a2Milk is the only milk on the market that is completely free of the A1 protein that causes so many people discomfort.

Originally all domestic cows produced milk containing only the A2 protein. However over time and after domestication another milk protein, the A1 protein, appeared in European cows which spread with the migration of man and is, now, contained in most milk consumed in the UK today.

This research could potentially transform the lives of many people who believe that they are lactose intolerant. They could, finally, return to drinking wholesome, natural cows milk as opposed to processed alternatives such as lactose free milks and artificial plant based drinks.

The video below will tell you all about the results!

To truly celebrate these recent finding I thought that I would share with you a favourite milk based recipe that I have created using a2Milk. We love a good, traditional style rice pudding. The hubby's favourite part has to be the baked top. My husband does suffer with diary discomfort but has been tested and is not lactose intolerant. So finding a2Milk has been a great way for me to make a milk pudding using the same milk for the whole family.

This is what I did...

a2Milk Traditional Rice Pudding


1 ltr a2Milk
200g Pudding rice
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Vanilla paste


Pre heat the oven to 180C

1 - Place the milk in a pan with the cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla paste

2 - Gently bring to the boil, stirring regularly

3 - Once boiling add the pudding rice, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes remembering to stir regularly to prevent sticking to the base

4 - After 15 minutes transfer the rice pudding to an oven proof dish, add a few knobs of butter to the top and sprinkle over a little extra cinnamon and nutmeg

5 - Place in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for 20 minutes

Once baked serve immediately.

This is a type of rice pudding that my hubby loves. In the past he has asked me to make a more traditional rice pudding that has been baked and that has the skin on the top.

a2Milk is available in most supermarkets and online and is available in full milk and semi skimmed fresh milk and also skimmed and semi skimmed long life milk.

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post

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  1. I haven't had rice pudding for so long! Used to be one of my favourite puddings when I was a kid. Must try this one. #CookBlogShare

  2. Same here, we love a good rice pudding and not made one for ages! Thanks for joining in with #BAKEoftheWEEK !


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