Why Goat Milk?
Goat milk is a delicious alternative to cow's milk, and that's not just the goats talkin'.... Here's a bit of information about some of the advantages of goat milk, and Castle Rock Goat Farm's non-GMO, all-natural milk is a tasty option your whole family will enjoy!
Easier to Digest
- While the fat content of cow’s milk and goat milk is similar, goat’s milk fat globules are smaller, making it easier for your body to digest
- Only about 2 percent of goat milk is curd, compared to about 10 percent in cow’s milk.
- Goat milk is also lower in lactose–or milk sugars–than cow’s milk.
Fewer Allergenic Proteins and Causes Less Inflammation
- Most people who are intolerant of cow’s milk actually lack the ability to digest the protein A1 casein
- Cow's milk contains more than 20 different allergens (including A1 casein) that can cause allergic reactions, including inflammation (affecting everything from IBS and leaky gut to acne and autoimmune diseases).
- Goat milk contains on A2 casein, making it—protein-wise—the closest milk to human breast milk.
- One study suggests that goat milk—when used as the first protein after breastfeeding—is less allergenic than cow's milk.
Improves Your Skin
- The fatty acids and triglycerides you receive from drinking goat milk has moisturizing qualities and keeps skin soft.
- With high levels of vitamin A, drinking goat milk can improve your complexion, fight acne and improve overall skin health.
- The lactic acid in goat milk helps rid your body of dead skin cells to brighten skin tone.
- Goat milk has a pH level similar to humans, so it is absorbed and digested keeping our gut biome balanced and skin issues at bay.
Rich in Nutrients
- Nutrients like iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous are more easily digested and used by the body in goat milk than cow’s milk.
- Because of these minerals’ bio-availability, goat milk may help treat nutritional deficiencies like anemia and bone loss.
- Its high levels of zinc and selenium also help prevent neurodegenerative diseases.
High in Calcium and Fatty Acids but Low In Cholesterol
- Many consume cow’s milk for its calcium, but goat’s milk is actually richer in this vital mineral, with about 33% DV versus 28% DV in cow’s milk.
- Goat milk has high levels of medium-chain fatty acids, 30-35 percent versus 15-20 percent in cow’s milk.
- These fatty acids can provide an energy boost that isn’t stored as body fat, help lower cholesterol and can even help treat conditions like coronary disease and intestinal disorders.
- Goat milk helps increase “good” cholesterol levels while reducing the bad ones... it has healing properties similar to coconut oil.