Goat milk- The solution to all your digestion woes!

Are you suffering from indigestion, a bloated stomach? If you find yourself nodding in the affirmative for even one of the above mentioned symptoms, then probably you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome or acid reflux. It’s time to vary your dairy and try goat milk. Why goat milk you may ask? But when you read about the plethora of benefits it has to offer, you will find yourself wondering why not? Goat milk has been found to be –

 

1. GI Friendly
The gastrointestinal tract (GI) includes the stomach and the intestines, which helps to regulatethe entire digestive process. People who experience discomfort from cow’s milk often have an easier time digesting dairy from goats’. It’s associated with fewer incidences of acidity, bloating and diarrhea.

 

2. Anti-Inflammatory
Inflammation is a necessary immune response, but when the body is overtaxed by toxins from bad food, environment, lack of sleep, poor lifestyle habits or too much stress, chronic inflammation can become a deadly threat to your health. In fact, it’s associated with nearly all disease.

The best way to arm your body against illness is to feed it well. According to research goat’s milk contains a high concentration of powerful anti-inflammatory molecules called oligosaccharides as compared to bovine which were shown to–

  • prevent pro-inflammatory bacteria from collecting in the stomach and intestinal lining.
  • reduce bacterial ‘translocation’, which can trigger the severe and potentially deadly inflammatory response known as sepsis.
  • Promote the growth of healthy ‘friendly’ bacteria. Friendly bacteria are crucial for healthy digestion, immune function, obesity-prevention, insulin sensitivity, diabetes-prevention and more.

3. Soothes Inflammatory Bowel Disease
For people with a perfect and healthy GI tract, both cow and goat milk in their raw state should be easy to digest. If you’ve tried raw milk from cattle and still had a reaction, then chances are you have a GI condition. Where cow milk can be terribly irritating to an already upset GI, goat milk is found to be soothing. According to the research concluded raw goat milk is not only less irritating to the bowels, but may also hold promise as a healing agent in all inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

4. Hypo-Allergenic
Most of the proteins in cow milk are potentially allergenic for humans. The food cow produces for her calves is quite different in structure than the breastmilk.

Fascinatingly, it may be that most of us can easily digest goat milk because it resembles a woman’s breast milk. Our bodies are already designed to break it down. It’s hypo-allergenic because goat milk lacks the most allergenic protein, alpha-casein, that is prevalent in the other milk.

5. Improves Lactose Tolerance
Goat milk is also lower in lactose, or milk sugar in comparison to cow milk. For people who are lactose intolerant or simply have trouble digesting cow milk, for them, goat milk can be a viable option.

Above mentioned are some of the amazing ways in which goat milk can enhance your digestion process and relieve you of all the unwarranted discomfort you have been experiencing till now. So go on and try this tasty and healthy alternative to cow’s milk. This is one decision you will not regret.

Switching to Goat Milk- A healthy decision!

As human beings we are all attracted towards the congenial things of life. Often in our lives’ we end up procrastinating things that are actually beneficial for us. Taking our health for granted is a prime example of this. We often wait for something untowardly to happen before we actually make serious changes in our life.

But why wait for such things to happen? Prevention is always better than cure, especially when it’s our health at stake. And when prevention involves just a minor change but has manifold benefits, then why wait? A simple switch from regular milk to goat milk can bring about huge positive changes in one’s health.

Goat’s milk is literally a trove of nutrients and has everything needed to keep us healthy.  Its chemical composition is much closer to human’s milk in comparison to other available options of milk. Hence it can be easily assimilated and digested by the body

Health benefits of goat milk include its ability to improve immunity, increase metabolism, optimize digestion, improve bioavailability of nutrients, strengthen bones, reduce inflammation, boost heart health, and  prevent the accumulation of toxins in the body.

While the widespread presence of cow milk is unlikely to fade anytime soon, it is important to understand that there are better options out there for those who are interested in improving their overall health.
This is not meant to say that cow milk is ‘bad’ for you, but if you’re willing to bring about a small change your lifestyle, then you might have just found the answer to a natural and healthier way of life.

Goat Milk vs. Cow Milk

Goat Milk vs. Cow Milk

So how does goat milk stack up against cow milk? Take a peek at our cheat sheet:

Goat Milk

Pros:
When you look at how your digestive system works, you can see how a gut problem like leaky gut can so easily crop up. Fortunately, goat milk is easily digestible by the body, making it a great option for those with gastrointestinal problems. Goat milk is also better tolerated by those with lactose issues and doesn’t cause inflammation the way cow milk can. It’s also a great option for children once they’ve moved past breastfeeding, as it contains fewer allergens than cow milk.

Cons:
Because it’s not as common, goat milk can be substantially more expensive than cow milk, causing sticker shock at the onset. Raw goat milk, the best for you, can be difficult to find outside of health food stores and farmers markets. The taste and smell might not also be pleasing to everyone, particularly those raised with cow milk.

Cow Milk

Pros:
Regular cow milk is cheap and can be found everywhere. If you manage to get your hands on A2 casein cows’ milk from Jersey and Guernsey cows, you can enjoy many of the benefits enjoyed by goat milk drinkers, an excellent option for those who just can’t get used to the taste of goat milk.

For people who can’t give up their cow milk, I highly recommend raw milk over pasteurized milk. The raw milk benefits include skin health, fewer allergies and weight loss.

Cons:
A2 cow milk is difficult to come by in many areas and usually has the price tag to prove it. And whether it’s A1 or A2, cow milk is still more difficult for the body to digest, taking hours versus about 30 minutes with goat milk. For those with cow milk allergies — and this is a big group — this type of milk just isn’t an option.

If you have any gastrointestinal issues, leaky gut or irritable bowel syndrome, you might want to keep away from cow milk anyway. If you want to find out if you have such a problem, take my leaky gut test to find out.