Goat milk, milk obtained from goats is least consumed since it is not widely available like cow’s milk. Wherever it is available, you need to grab it as ASAP since it is nutritious as compared to cows’s milk or any other milk we consume. Goat’s milk is a much healthier alternative, especially when it is raw and organic. Here are the top health benefits of goat milk:
Goat milk provides 20% of vitamin B intake and 40% of our daily calcium requirement as well as other nutrients like phosphorus and potassium. 1 cup of goat milk is enough per day since we get these essential nutrients that we need for a healthy metabolism. Goat milk also promotes the uptake of copper and iron in digestive system, which not only is beneficial for the metabolism but also for those suffering from anaemia.
Goat milk helps in reducing inflammation in the body. Just one glass a day can do the trick. This is the reason why people who consume a glass of this milk daily do not suffer from bowel inflammation.
Healthy bones need calcium and goat milk is abundant in it! Sure all kinds of milk contain calcium but goat milk has it more comparatively. Apart from being rich in calcium, it is also rich in amino acid tryptophan. All these factors contribute to healthy and strong bones.
Good resistance to invading unwanted allergens or antigens can keep your body healthy and free of diseases and infections. Selenium is essential to keep immune system working in top condition and it is abundant in goat milk.
The reason some people give on milk is that they are lactose-intolerant. Goat milk contains very less lactose, and by less we mean it is in the concentration body can easily take up. So, lactose intolerant people can definitely consume goat milk without thinking twice.
Goat milk contains essential fatty acids that balance cholesterol in the body. Well balanced cholesterol can eradicate risks of getting stroke, heart attacks, atherosclerosis, etc. Goat milk also contains potassium that eases the stress on blood vessels and thus reduces blood pressure. Healthy cardiovascular system is equal to healthy functioning heart.
People focused on weight loss usually give up on dairy. Just like cow’s milk, goat milk too is packed with fatty acids but in lesser quantities and these fatty acids are beneficial and do not cause fat deposits at all. Goat milk can be consumed as a daily supply of essential fatty acids and nutrients by those trying to lose weight. Besides, like I mentioned earlier, goat milk speeds up metabolism and this ultimately contributes to weight loss.
Caution: It is not advisable to let young children drink goat milk because of the specific nutritional requirements in their stage; goat milk becomes much more suitable when we age.