Here is Everything You Need to Know About Goat Milk
Goats’ milk is highly nutritious, contains essential vitamins and minerals. The milk is also rich in vitamins A, B2, C, and D, protein, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium compared to cow’s milk.
Here are some of the benefit listed below:-
1. it’s easier to digest
It’s not completely free of lactose, the sugar found in cow’s milk, but the lactose content in goat’s milk is lower.
But while it might not be a viable option for those with an intolerance to lactose, having less lactose does make the milk easier to digest for those who find that cow’s milk upsets their stomach.
Another reason goat’s milk is easier on the gut is that the fat globules are smaller. Once it hits your stomach, the protein in goat’s milk forms a softer curd, helping your body digest it with less irritation than cow’s milk.
2. Its good for the skin
The fatty acids in goat’s milk care for your insiders and outside too.
These possess moisturizing qualities that keep your skin soft and the high levels of vitamin A improves overall skin health and fights acne.
Goat’s milk also has a similar pH level to humans, meaning that it can be absorbed by the skin with less irritation while keeping bacteria at bay.
There’s also plenty of lactic acid which will get rid of dead skin cells and brighten your complexion.
3. Its high in calcium
The calcium in milk and dairy products is more easily absorbed and used by the body, than calcium in most other foods, with around 33% of your recommended daily allowance of calcium, goat’s milk is able to provide the body with the needed amount of calcium.
4. It boasts healing properties
Goat’s milk has been found to have similar healing properties to olive oil and regular consumption is recommended as a home remedy for anaemia, magnesium deficiency, eczema and acne.
It also boosts the regeneration of haemoglobin, which can be beneficial for those with osteoporosis.
The high levels of zinc and selenium can also help prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s.
5. It contains fewer allergens
Cow’s milk contains 20 different allergens. It is the most common allergy among children and can persist into adulthood. Goat’s milk doesn’t contain the protein responsible for much of these reactions. Instead it contains A2 casein, which does not cause inflammation and makes goat’s milk the closest milk to human breast milk.
6. It’s good for your cholesterol
Goat’s milk is high in medium-chain fatty acids. This is important because these are not stored as body fat and provide an energy boost. The skimmed and semi-skimmed options make good alternatives for people who are watching their fat and saturated fat intake, and cholesterol levels.
They are linked to the prevention of heart disease and the treatment of many intestinal conditions while lowering your cholesterol and increasing levels of good cholesterol.
Other Essential Minerals
One 200ml serving of goats’ milk delivers over one quarter (180mg) of the NRV for phosphorus (which helps to build and maintain strong bones and teeth, and to release energy from food), helps meet your daily iodine needs (which is needed to produce thyroid hormones – such as thyroxine, and for keeping your metabolism healthy) and provides 17% of the NRV (340mg) for potassium (vital for your nerves and muscles to function normally, and as well as helping to keep your blood pressure under control). What’s more, goats’ milk is a source of chloride, providing 38% of the NRV per 200ml serving, and important for healthy digestion.
A good source of key vitamins
One 200ml serving of goats’ milk provides 14% of the NRV for vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), which helps the body produce energy and reduces tiredness and fatigue), 12% of the NRV of biotin (a B vitamin which is important for a healthy nervous system, skin and hair). And, 11% of the NRV for vitamin A (needed for healthy skin and vision).
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