Time to call it a day on cows milk. Apparently, some major companies are making a huge bet that the next big food craze could be… breast milk for adults.
Global chemical giants DowDuPont Inc. and BASF SE are investing millions to ramp up production of an indigestible sugar found naturally in breast milk. DuPont estimates the annual market could reach $1 billion.
Human milk oligosaccharide is the third most common solid in breast milk, after lactose and fat. HMO helps: fight infections, inflammation, brain development, and gets good bacteria to the colon. HMOs may explain why breastfed babies tend to fare better than formula-fed, said Rachael Buck, who leads HMO research at Similac formula-maker Abbott Laboratories.
But the synthetic version of HMO that is used in baby formula is just as good as the real thing. If we took them as adults it could help with things like allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, and even keeping our brains young.
So may it be actual breast milk or baby formula, you could be helping your body by drinking it! We’ve already been steering more and more away from cows milk with almond milk or coconut milk, why not try this.