Goat milk, milk obtained from goats, is not as widely available as cow milk. Wherever it is available, you need to grab it as soon as possible because it is very nutritious – even compared to cow milk or any other type of milk we consume. It is a much healthier alternative, especially when it is raw and organic. Here are the top health benefits:

METABOLISM

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 per day is enough to get these essential nutrients that we need for a healthy metabolism. It also promotes the uptake of copper and iron in the digestive system, which is beneficial not only for the metabolism but also for those suffering from anaemia.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

It 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

Healthy bones need calcium and milk from goats is abundant in it! Sure all kinds of milk contain calcium but goat milk has more of it compared to other kinds of milk. Apart from being rich in calcium, it is also rich in amino acid tryptophan. All these factors contribute to healthy and strong bones.

IMMUNITY

Good resistance to invading unwanted allergens or antigens can keep your body healthy and free of diseases and infections. Selenium is essential to keep the immune system working in top condition and there is an abundance of it in goat milk.

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LESS LACTOSE

The reason some people do not take milk is that they are lactose-intolerant. Goat milk contains very little lactose, and by little we mean it is in a concentration the body can easily take up. So, lactose-intolerant people can definitely consume it without thinking twice.

HEALTHY HEART

Goat milk contains essential fatty acids that balance cholesterol in the body. Well-balanced cholesterol can eradicate risks of getting a stroke, heart attacks, atherosclerosis, etc. The milk also contains potassium that eases the stress on blood vessels and thus reduces blood pressure. A healthy cardiovascular system is equal to a healthy functioning heart.

WEIGHT LOSS

People focused on weight loss usually give up on dairy. Just like cow milk, goat milk is also 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, as mentioned earlier, it 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.

Source: theindianspot