Lactose Intolerance

 

We should not believe that humans are never meant to digest cow milk or goat milk. And our bodies are meant to consume  mother’s milk for the first several months or years, and then move on to other foods. In fact people only become lactose-intolerant as teens or adults, when the enzymes to digest any kind of milk stop being produced by the human digestive system. As many people aren’t lactose intolerant or have trouble in digesting  milk, they are not allergic to lactose.

 

Goat milk, like cow milk, contains the milk sugar, lactose, and may produce adverse reactions in lactose-intolerant individuals. Goat milk is slightly lower in lactose than cow milk, with 4.1% milk solids as lactose versus 4.7% in cow milk, which may be an advantage in lactose-intolerant persons. Here, goat milk is a viable option for them.

 

The common symptoms of lactose intolerance are nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension, abdominal cramps and passing of flatus. The degree of symptoms depends on the amount of milk consumed specifically, the amount of lactose and the degree to which our body is deficient in lactase enzyme. Intolerance adverse reactions are not life-threatening but may result in life long discomfort.

 

In my opinion, we must consider both milk allergy and lactose intolerance when adverse reactions occurred because both milk allergy and lactose intolerance can exist simultaneously. A correct diagnosis must be made and properly followed up, as the treatment, dietary avoidance, is often very difficult and if incorrectly applied can lead to vitamin deficiencies or malnutrition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goat Milk Calcium

 

Goat milk is a very good source of calcium.  It is recommended that you should drink raw goat milk.  When you drinks raw goat milk, you can attain most benefits of this nutritious drink.

Calcium is widely recognized for its role in maintaining the strength and density of bones. In a process known as bone mineralization, calcium and phosphorus join to form calcium phosphate. Calcium phosphate is a major component of the mineral complex (called hydroxyapatite) that gives structure and strength to bones.

Normally, you think of cow’s milk as the most healthy and calcium-rich food. But do not worry about calcium while you are switching to goat’s milk. A cup of goat’s milk supplies 32.6% of the daily value for calcium along with 27.0% of the DV for phosphorus as compare to cow’s milk has 29.7% calcium.

 

In recent studies, goat milk calcium has shown to:

  • Reduce PMS symptoms during the the second half of the menstrual cycle
  • Help prevent the bone loss that can occur as a result of menopause or certain conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Help prevent recurrent migraine headaches
  • Help protect colon cells from cancer-causing chemicals

 

This mineral does more then just stronger bones and teeth. Calcium also plays vital role in many other vital physiological activities, including cell membrane function, nerve conduction, muscle contraction, regulation of enzyme activity, blood clotting and blood pressure regulation. Since these activities are essential to life, the body utilizes complex regulatory systems to tightly control the amount of calcium in the blood, so that sufficient calcium is always available. As a result, when dietary intake of calcium is too low to maintain adequate blood levels of calcium, calcium stores are drawn out of the bones to maintain normal blood concentrations.

 

Dairy Foods Better than Calcium Supplements for Growing Girls’ Bones

According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,  young girls going through the rapid growth spurt of puberty, getting calcium from dairy products, such as goat milk, may be better for building bones and teeth than taking a calcium supplement.

 

 

 

 

 

Goat Milk Health Benefits

 

Goat Milk is gaining popularity all over the world.  Goat milk is the popular choice besides cow milk. Goat milk is available all year round in retail stores and market. If you have not tried drinking goat milk, you may find that it taste strange, slightly sweet and at times salty undertone.

 

A2 casein – Goat milk can sometimes be consume as another option if individual or infant is allergy to cow milk. Goat’s milk mostly contains ‘A2 casein’ which makes it comparable to human breast milk in terms of protein. A2 casein does not cause any inflammatory diseases, like colitis. A study even states that when babies are fed with goat milk as the first protein after breast feeding, they are less allergic as when compared with cow’s milk feeding.

 

Calcium and Tryptophan – Goat milk contains high calcium and Tryptophan. Tryptophan is one of the 20 standard amino acids, as well as an essential amino acid required in the human body.

 

Reduce bad cholesterol – Goat’s milk decreases bad cholesterol and increases the level of good cholesterol in the human body. It has healing properties and just like olive oil, are effective in keeping high cholesterol under check.

 

Prevents arteriosclerosis – Goat milk helps to prevent arteriosclerosis. This is because it contains a limited amount of the enzyme, xanthine oxidase. This enzyme is believed to cause heart issues on entering the bloodstream. Goat milk contains this and very less quantity and hence can prevent arteriosclerosis

 

Medium-chain fatty acids – Goat milk also contains medium-chain fatty acids (30–35% in comparison to 15–20% in cow milk). These acids offer energy boosts and are not stored as fat in the body. These help to decrease cholesterol and treat tough conditions like coronary diseases.

 

Goat milk is also a good source of protein, potassium, phosphorus and riboflavin, vitamin D, B-6 and vitamin B-12. Research has found some anti-inflammatory compounds (short-chain sugar molecules called oligosaccharides) to be present in goat milk. Oligosaccharides is know to make goat milk easier to digest, especially in the case of compromised intestinal function.

 

In recent studies, goat milk has also been shown to enhance the metabolism of both iron and copper, especially when there are problems with absorption of minerals in the digestive tract. These benefits and others are likely to play vital role in the tolerability of goat milk. As for older children and adults, besides an excellent calcium-rich which is widely recognized for its role in maintaining the strength and density of bones and teeth, goat milk may help to reduce some of the recurrent ear infections, asthma, eczema, and even rheumatoid arthritis. Goat milk can also prevent disease such as anemia.

 

Skin care: Goats milk is also great for your skin because it is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins as well as high in lactic acid which helps exfoliate dead skin cells and soften your skin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milk, Goat

 

In recent years, goat milk is slowly getting popular all over the world. It is one of the most consumed milk drinks in the world thanks to its taste and health benefits. But in terms of availability, goats produce only 2% of the world milk supply.

 

The 1st. of June every year is a very special day when the whole world comes together to celebrate the goodness of milk and its importance as a global food source. Started by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 2001, the recognition of the World Milk Day continues to grow as it is celebrated by more and more countries every year. Nothing compares to the goodness of milk. It is the best source for calcium and vitamin D – two nutrients essential for building strong bones and teeth. It is also rich in protein which is important for building and repairing body tissues. In fact, milk is regarded as one of the most nutritionally complete foods available on our planet and has been part of the human diet for thousands of years.

 

Although daily cows produce the greatest amount of world milk supply mostly from developed countries, more people drink the milk of goats than milk of any other single species on a world wide basis. Dairy goat farming is a vital sector of agricultural businesses in developed countries such as China, Australia, New Zealand, America, and developed countries of the Mediterranean region such as France, Italy, Spain and Greece. Production of goat milk and its product of cheeses and yogurt is also a valued part of the total dairy industry in developed countries, where it provides diversity to sophisticated consumer tastes, and support people with medical afflictions, like allergies and gastrointestinal disorders, who needs alternative dairy products.

 

However, production of goat milk is equally  important in countries of the developing world, where it provides basic nutrition and subsistence to the rural people, which are the majority of their populations. Home consumption of goat milk is important in the prevention of under nutrition and malnutrition, since milk is the superior source of calcium and protein, and to millions of rural poor people cow milk is not available or not affordable. Goat milk is cheaper because it does not require homogenization. A daily minimum supply of 1000 mg calcium per person is widely recommended, as is a minimum of 60 g protein from animal sources. Goat milk is full of nutrients, and contains carbohydrates, proteins, sugars and sodium etc. In addition also has minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and zinc. And contains vitamins, such as vitamin A, B and C.

 

Goats milk is also great for your skin because it is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins as well as high in lactic acid which helps exfoliate dead skin cells and soften your skin. Thus, goat milk serves in a general way four types of market around the world, such as (1) Home Consumption, (2) Specialty gourmet interests, (3) Medical needs, and (4) Skin Care Products.

 

Let us check the nutritional facts of goat milk below.

Nutritional facts:

Per 100 grams 69 Calories;  – Total Fat 4.1g, Sodium 50mg, Potassium 204mg, Total carbohydrates 4.5g, Protein 3.6g,

Vitamins and Minerals; Vitamin A 3 %, Calcium 0.13, Vitamin D 0.12, Vitamin C 2 %, Magnesium 3 %