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.
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).
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.