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The Allergy & Free From Show is nearly upon us, and I've teamed up with a2 Milk™ to offer readers free entry - as well as a competition (scroll down!). The Allergy & Free From Show is being held at London Olympia this weekend (July 7-9) and it promises to be AWESOME. I've never managed to get along to it before but I am SUPER excited to be going this year, please say hello if you see me there! I will probably be the one wandering round completely awe-struck and gravitating towards gluten free pizza.
One highlight of the show will be the Free From Café, which a2 Milk™ is sponsoring this year. The brand will be promoting it's 'a2stonishing milk' campaign and giving visitors a chance to grab a tea or coffee made with a2 Milk™ in their special ‘enjoy a cuppa without feeling pants’ cups. For those that don't know, a2 Milk™ is a 100% fresh cows' milk that’s easier to digest than normal milk.
You see, a2 Milk™ selects cows which naturally produce milk containing only the A2 protein. What the hell does that mean, I hear you ask? It means a2 Milk™ is free from the A1 protein which can often trigger symptoms of milk intolerance. Let me allow a2 Milk™ to explain:
Originally all cows’ milk contained only the A2 protein and no A1, however over time and due to modern farming methods, the A1 protein evolved meaning most regular milk is a mixture of A1 and A2.
The milk is not suitable for those with a cows’ milk protein allergy - but if you suffer symptoms such as bloating or cramping after drinking regular milk, and you're not allergic, it could be worth a try. I've never had too much of a problem with milk but Nathalie over at Intolerant Gourmand has written quite a bit about it, and seems to have found it much easier to digest with her IBS.
I picked up a bottle to try and was intrigued to see what it was like. It tastes exactly the same as normal milk, and it frothed up well when I made a cappuccino with it. Sometimes when I drink a lot of milk in a day I get a little sluggish and bloated, but I was really interested to see that this didn't happen when I drank a2 Milk™. Obviously, I can't say for sure after only trying it a couple of times if that was the reasoning, but I'd be interested to give it a trial and see how I get on.
Free tickets to the Allergy & Free From Show with a2 Milk™
If you want to try a2 Milk™ for yourself, and you've been thinking of coming to the Allergy & Free From Show, it's not too late!
As well as sponsoring the Free From Cafe, a2 Milk™ will be giving out samples, holding prize giveaways, and their nutrition manager Rick Miller will also be giving a talk about lactose intolerance, IBS and a2 Milk™ on the Sunday at the Learning Centre.
So if you would like to come along, just click here to get your FREE tickets to the Allergy & Free From show with a2 Milk™!
WIN a copy of The Low Fad Diet
a2 Milk™ is also offering one lucky reader a chance to win a digital copy of The Low Fad Diet by leading dietitian Jo Travers. Just enter the competition below before 5pm on Friday, July 7, 2017 for a chance to win. Good luck!
Are you coming to The Allergy and Free From Show? Make sure you say hello if you are!