Did you ever consume goat milk before? Have you been aware of the many benefits it offers? Most of us are so consumed by television advertisements and the media, which we have been thinking cow’s milk is the best in the world.
But then, goat milk is way ahead in terms of nutrition and wholesomeness. Want to know how? Then read this post!
Let’s have a look at the amazing health benefits of Goat Milk:
1. Treats Inflammation
Though not very serious, inflammation is a painful issue that saps one’s peace of mind. Various studies have shown that goat’s milk can help treat inflammation. This is one very good reason for people suffering from bowel inflammation to consume goat’s milk.
2. Acts As A Metabolic Agent
Goat milk has the ability to metabolize iron and copper. Hence, especially those with digestion and absorption problems can benefit from consuming it. So the next time you have that troublesome constipation or a bloating sensation, goat milk is what you should turn to.
3. Is Lower In Fat
High fat is a prime problem that leads to many dangerous diseases. Though the repercussions aren’t felt immediately, over time, the fat gets built up inside the body causing complications.
Goat milk is one wonderful option for people who want to lose weight. The fat content in goat’s milk is very less. The fat globules in goat milk do not clump with each other and hence, can easily be digested by the babies. It also contains more essential fatty acids and a combination of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids.
4. Is Calcium Rich
Of course, any type of milk is rich in calcium. But the fact that consumption of goat milk doesn’t lead to any side effects is what sets it apart from the rest. Goat milk is rich in calcium and also the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan is an important nutrient in the diet of vertebrates.
5. Can Boost The Immune System
Only when the immune system is functioning at its optimum levels, the body can stay robust and healthy. Selenium is one mineral that keeps the immune system functioning at its best, and is found in abundance in goat milk.
6. Is High In Fatty Acids
Essential fatty acids are necessary for the proper functioning of the body. They help with cellular development and support the formation of healthy membranes. A cup of goat milk has about 35 percent of fatty acids that make it nutritionally wholesome.
Human mother’s milk is one of the purest forms of milk available to us. Unadulterated, pure and nutritious. And the best benefit of goat milk is that its chemical makeup is the closest to human mother’s milk when compared with any other type of milk. This makes it very easy to get digested and assimilated inside the human body.
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8. Anti-Allergic Properties
Consumption of cow’s milk has been a common reason for certain allergies and excess formation of mucous. Since goat milk doesn’t contain fat as much as in cow’s milk, it doesn’t promote mucous build-up within the body.
Also, the fat globules in goat milk are just one-tenth the size of that in cow’s milk. This is one reason goat milk causes no stomach irritation.
9. Builds The Health Of Bone Joints
The health of bone joints is very important for proper mobility and flexibility of the body. Goats are known for their flexibility and vitality, and they are also referred to as bioorganic sodium animals. Bioorganic sodium is an important element found in goat milk, which helps in keeping the joints healthy, mobile and flexible.
10. Highly Nutrient Dense
Proper nutrition is what keeps us going at all times. And goat milk has got that in abundance. One cup of goat milk contains 35 percent of your daily calcium intake. It is also rich in riboflavin, contains high amounts of phosphorous, vitamin B 12, calcium and protein.
11. Good For Brain
Goat milk is an exceptionally good brain food. It treats and nourishes an overtaxed nervous system. In addition to this, it also improves memory.
12. Zero Toxicity
Toxicity is one issue plaguing most commercially manufactured food products. Though they don’t show effects immediately, the consequences in the long run are dangerous. But that is not the case with goat milk, unlike cow’s milk.
Cow’s milk is mostly pumped with bovine growth hormones. These hormones increase milk production in an unnatural way, thereby posing severe health risks if consumed. But since most of the people are bent towards consuming cow’s milk, goats are rarely treated with these substances.
13. Fewer Additives
Since the consumption of cow’s milk is very much higher than that of goat milk, the former is made ‘consumable’ and sweetened by using artificial additives. These additives degrade our health without our knowledge and result in severe problems in the long run. On the other hand, goat milk has almost no additives and hence is a healthy choice.
14. Less Lactose
Lactose is the sugar present in milk. For some people and infants who are lactose intolerant, this might cause allergies. But goat milk contains less lactose than that in cow’s milk. Hence, it is a healthy option. When compared to cow’s milk, goat’s milk has lesser lactose content. This is an advantage for those babies who suffer from lactose intolerance.
15. Prevents Arteriosclerosis
When the enzyme xanthine oxidase enters the bloodstream, it can cause the heart issues to scar. As a result of this, the liver supplies more cholesterol to protect the heart. This can lead to arteriosclerosis. Goat milk contains less of this enzyme and hence can prevent arteriosclerosis.
16. Lesser Allergenic Proteins
Protein clumps formed by the action of the acids present in the stomach are called curds. The softer the curds are, the easier the process of digestion for the baby will be. In goat milk, the curds are softer. Hence, the baby can easily digest it.
Milk causes mucus build-up, allergies, and rashes in babies. Feeding babies with goat milk reduces mucus formation.
18. Naturally Homogenized Or Uniform Consistency
The term homogenized implies uniform consistency. Ever seen the fat in cow milk gathering on the surface of milk that is watery and thin in consistency? To avoid this, cow milk undergoes a process called homogenization wherein the fat globules are destroyed. This makes the cream and milk stay “homogenous” or well blended.
Homogenization, however, has its drawbacks. It releases free radicals into the milk and eventually in our body. Free radicals accumulated in the body, over the years, cause many health hazards. Goat milk is homogenized even in its raw, natural form and requires minimal handling. Thus, consuming goat milk minimizes your exposure to the dangers of homogenization.
Now, after being aware of the wholesomeness of goat milk, it isn’t a wise choice to jump back to older habits, is it? No wonder the great Gandhi who tirelessly trod the lengths and breadths of India also was a stickler to goat milk!
Do you know of any other goat milk benefits? Share with us in the comments section below!
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