Goat milk is considered to be a more healthy alternative to cow's milk, especially when it is fresh and organic. Worldwide, goats produce about 2% of milk, and numerous studies show that most people who consume goat milk products are less likely to suffer from allergies and diseases of digestive system. This nutritional product is closest in composition to breast milk. In ancient times, it was known as a slow-acting medicine for a variety of conditions.
Consumption of goat milk improves the body's immunity, relieves fatigue and prevents the aging process. For example, in Caucasus mountains, where the main occupation of the population is goat breeding, life expectancy is much higher.
The composition of goat milk
One hundred milliliters of goat milk contains 69 kcal, 4.1 g of fat, 4.5 g of carbohydrates and 3.6 g of protein. It also has a high concentration of calcium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus and vitamins A and B. In addition, lactose content in goat milk is 13% lower than in cow's milk, and its fatty acids limit cholesterol deposits. While cow's milk contains about 17% fatty acids, goat's milk contains up to 35%, which makes it more nutritious and healthy. In fact, up to 50% of people with lactose intolerance may include goat milk products in their daily diet.
Goat milk also contains a large amount of taurine, which is extremely important for the nervous system, as well as a large amount of sulfuric amino acids necessary for improving the functions of metabolism.
In addition, goat milk products strengthen the immune system due to the large number of oligosaccharides, elements that contribute to the formation of beneficial intestinal bacteria that protect the body from various infections.
Useful properties of goat milk
Goat milk is a sweet and nutritious product with wonderful benefits for human body. It has anti-inflammatory properties and an increased amount of iron and copper, being useful in people suffering from malabsorption.
If goat milk is consumed regularly, it reduces inflammation, treats diseases of the digestive system, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, as well as eczema or autoimmune diseases.
Goat milk also has the ability to prevent cancer. It contains a substance called agglutinin, which eliminates the risk of free radicals entering the body and the formation of DNA mutations that are responsible for the development of this disease.
This type of milk also contributes to the health of the eyes, bones, skin, hair, improves heart health or prevents lung diseases. Due to the phosphorus content in the complex vitamins of B group, goat milk is also useful for preventing or slowing delays in the development of the nervous system and cognitive abilities in children.
Goat milk is also extremely beneficial to the skin. In the most exclusive cosmetic centers around the world, goat milk serum is used in special baths for skin rejuvenation. It has been proven that the active ingredients in goat milk are identical to the active ingredients of the protective layer of the human epidermis.
Everything you need to know about goat cheese
Goat milk is used for the production of yogurt, kefir or sana, salted cheese (goat brânza), sweet/ salted udra and other types of cheese.
Goat cheese, as well as goat milk, is considered one of the most useful dairy products for adults and children. It can be easily recognized by its bright white color. It has a low fat content and causes an alkaline reaction, unlike other types of cheese, which cause an acid reaction that stimulates the growth of bacteria.
In addition, the consumption of goat cheese helps in the development of focus and attention and is recommended for children during their growth process.
Goat cheese is very easily digested and absorbed by the body, it is especially recommended for people who need to gain weight, vegetarians and those who want to exclude meat from their diet. In addition, the digestive system supports goat cheese much more easily than any other type of cheese, and it can be consumed by anyone at any age.
Goat cheeses can also prevent tooth decay, it stimulates the secretion of saliva and protects tooth enamel, restoring normal acidity in the mouth.
Those who produce goat cheese (brânza) at home can use the remaining serum to treat liver problems. Out of serum, farmers usually make urda, which is an excellent natural hepatoprotector. The content of copper, selenium, fatty acids, vitamins A and B6 contributes to the harmonious development and is recommended for people suffering from cardiovascular and gastrointestinal disorders.
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