goat milk

Goat milk is believed to be the best quality dairy. It consists of many ingredients. But before all, it is easily metabolized by the human body because it is similar to human breast milk. Thanks to that it can be given quite early to the infants, already at 4 months. It is also safe for babies, even for the occurrence of protein diathesis. Goat milk doesn’t contain lactoglobulins, characteristic for cow milk, which cause the intolerance.

Goat milk is similar in its components to cow milk; however, it contains more vitamins and minerals. It has a smaller by 1/3 content of milk sugar- lactose. Because of that, it is a much better option for lactose-intolerant people. Around every 2-3 people suffers from this intolerance. It is characterized by belly aches, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation. Consumption of goat milk decreases or even entirely relieves these symptoms.

What kind of goat milk should you buy?

The best kind is whole milk from animals from traditional and natural farms. It contains 3 times more nutrients than milk coming from goats from big corporate farms, which is sterilized. Goat colostrum is also better than cow colostrum. We should also read the labels because you should avoid any goat milk containing E-153, E-142, E-430, E-433, E-435.

Why should you consume goat milk?

Goat milk contains more Calcium, Potassium, and Phosphor than cow milk. These minerals are essential for the growth processes and are key components in many biochemical changes constantly happening in your body. Consumption of only 100 g of whole fat goat cheese fulfills your daily calcium requirement.  Goat milk also contains more fat than cow milk and in this aspect, it’s very similar to human breast milk. It contains many healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. The energy received from them is used for metabolism and to keep a stable body temperature. They don’t have tendencies to be stored in the fat cells of the body. Many scientists also believe that they decrease the bad cholesterol and dissolve the existent venous deposits. Thanks to that goat milk is recommended for people with intestinal problems, coronary artery disease, and gallstones.

It has anti-inflammatory properties thanks to vitamins A, C, E, and glutathione enzymes (contains twice as much as human breast milk).  Drinking goat milk also delivers amino acids to the body; and those most valuable, unable to be produced by the body- exogenous. A glass of goat milk fulfills 10-15 % of the requirement for these substances. However, 100 g of goat cheese fulfills the entire daily requirement.

You can also say that goat milk is medicine. Studies show that 90% of children with early stages of asthma can be entirely cured by eliminating cow milk and introducing goat milk. The same is true for other respiratory system alignments such as tuberculosis.

Other uses of goat milk

The use of goat milk doesn’t stop with medicine or in the kitchen. Thanks to fatty acids such as linoleic acid it is also a great ingredient in cosmetics. It’s great for hair and skincare. It has a neutral pH, which makes it great for the skin. The lactic acid protects it and brings back the proper pH of the skin.  Thanks to it, it is protected from unbeneficial bacteria. It also moisturizes and stimulates epidermal regeneration processes.


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Source: “The healthiest dairy of the world” by Jozef Maszczyk in magazine “Health without medicines” (02/20)

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