The Benefits of Drinking Goats Milk
Goats milk has been drank throughout the world since time and has been the main choice of milk for most. In western communities however cow’s milk is the main choice of milk but goat’s milk is back on the scene. Goat in general seems to be popping up everywhere with rumours that it is better for you than other meats. Goat recipes can be seen almost everywhere you turn now, but what is it about goats milk that is better for us?
The fat content in goat’s milk is not that different from cow’s milk however it is slightly lower. In a typical 100ml glass of full fat cow’s milk there are around 67 calories and 3.9 grams of fat. In a 100ml glass of full fat goat’s milk you can expect to find 60 calories and 3.5 grams of fat. Although there isn’t much difference you could argue that goat’s milk is the heathier option.
Fat globules in goat’s milk are naturally smaller than those found in cow’s milk making it easier to digest. Its protein structure also allows the milk to form a softer curd whilst digesting which can also help to assist with your digestive health and comfort.
The body needs protein for the growth, development and repair of the body. There are different proteins found in milk including 5, 7, 8 and 9. Those who have an intolerance to cow’s milk is generally related to protein 5 which contains Aplha-S1-Casein. Goat’s milk however contains less of this protein and it is suggested that it could therefore be good for those with an intolerance to cow’s milk. It is important to remember though that if you have been diagnosed with cow’s milk allergy you should not substitute it for goat’s milk. Its similar properties could cause you some problems so be sure to always check with your GP first.
Goat’s milk contains less lactose than cow’s milk however it should not be drank by those who are lactose intolerant. The amount of lactose that people can tolerate varies from person to person. With goats milks easier digestion and its lower levels of lactose some people are able to enjoy goat’s milk rather than cow’s milk. Always consult your GP before drinking goat’s milk if you have an intolerance.
Calcium is vital for ensuring that the body’s bones and teeth are kept healthy. It can help to prevent the development of osteoporosis and can even help control a person’s weight by helping to break down body fat. Goat’s milk is full of calcium and 3 servings can give an adult more than 100% of their calcium intake.
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