Thursday, November 26, 2009

Health Benefits Of Drinking Goat Milk
  • Goat’s milk is a rich source of calcium tryptophan amino acid. Protein, phosphorus, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and potassium are also found in good quantities in the milk.
  • Due to it being high on calcium, goat’s milk helps prevent bone loss and migraine headaches, and also protects colon cells from cancer causing chemicals.
  • Riboflavin, present in good quantities in goat’s milk, plays a very important role in the production of energy in the body. One cup of goat's milk supplies 20.0% of the daily value of riboflavin to the body.
  • It has also been observed that those who cannot tolerate cow’s milk find the consumption of goat’s milk to cause no problem at all. Some studies suggest that the specific proteins that cause allergic reactions may be found in cow’s milk, but they are absent in goat’s milk.
  • Goat’s milk is also believed to enhance the metabolism of iron and copper, especially among those who experience problems with absorption of minerals in the digestive tract.
  • Researches by the USDA and Prairie View A&M University, Texas, have established that goat’s milk has a higher acid buffering capacity than cow's milk, soy infant formula, and nonprescription antacid drugs.
  • Goat’s milk is nutritious enough to be used as a replacement for cow's milk-based food formulas for those infants who have difficulty in digesting other diary products.
  • Goat's milk contains double the amount of healthful medium-chain fatty acids such as capric and caprylic acids, as compared to cow’s milk. This makes it highly antimicrobial in nature.
  • Some researches have also put forward that some anti-inflammatory compounds, which are basically short chain sugar molecules called oligosaccharides, are found in goat’s milk, making it easy to digest. This makes goat’s milk even better for those having a compromised intestinal function.
  • Goat's milk is a good source of the trace mineral selenium, an essential nutrient for the body due to its immune modulation and antioxidant properties.
  • Goat's milk does not product mucus; it does not stimulate a defense response from the human immune system. Rather, it helps neutralize mucus.

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