Raw Goat Milk
and Milk Digestion

Raw goat milk offers better milk digestion.  And according to one Journal of Medicine, goat milk is "The Most Complete Food Known".

Milk digestion is sometimes a problem for certain people and one of the main benefits of goat milk is that it is more digestible than cow's milk.

Milk digestion is improved for many people because the properties of goat milk's protein and fat are less of a problem or less allergenic to some people than the protein and fat found in cow's milk.

Benefits of Raw Goat Milk

  • Contains vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, trace elements, enzymes, protein, and fatty acids that are utilized by your body with ease
  • Goat's milk is less allergenic - does not contain the complex protein that stimulates allergic reactions found in cow's milk
  • Goat milk is easier to digest than cow's milk because its fat contains properties that make it easier to digest
  • Contains the healthful medium-chain fatty acids such as capric and caprylic acids which are highly antimicrobial
  • It's a rich source of the trace mineral selenium and copper which are necessary nutrients
  • Higher amounts of calcium, vitamin A, and the B vitamins compared to cow's milk
  • Carefully handled raw goat milk is a living food and comes with all of the good-germ fighting bacteria intact

Milk Digestion and Goat's Protein

Goat's milk contains only trace amounts of the problematic protein called casein which is found abundantly in cow's milk.

Also, the casein that is found in goat's milk is much more similar to human milk.  And goat milk proteins form a softer curd which makes the protein more easily and rapidly digestible.

Goat milk rarely seems to cause lactose intolerance in people because it's more easily digested.  In many parts of the world, goat milk is preferred to cow's milk.

Even in the United States, the goat is gaining popularity again along with raw goat milk.

Milk Digestion and Goat's Fat

Unlike cow's milk, goat milk does not contain agglutinin and therefore, the fat globules in goat milk do not cluster together which makes it easier to digest.

Its fat molecules are smaller than cow's milk and does not separate.  Goat milk is naturally homogenized.

Goat milk has a higher proportion of short-chained and medium-chained fatty acids. 

Therefore, goat milk will be easier for your intestinal enzymes to digest.

One of the reasons goats have gained in popularity is that they are much smaller than cows and don't require as much land to feed them.  Goats also thrive on a different type of diet than cows.  They are less picky about what they eat and can adapt more easily to many different types of environments. 

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