The Health Benefits of Drinking Goat Milk

June 30, 2009

Diets & Nutrition

Nutritionists consider goat milk and goat cheese much more healthier than cow milk and cheese. The cheese made out of goat milk has fewer fats and less cholesterol than the cow version. Also goat cheese has less calories than cow cheeses. 200 grams of goat cheese has 4 times less calories than the same quantity of cow cheese. Goat cheese is great for dieting and losing weight.

The dairies made out of goat milk, especially the cheese, are very rich in calcium. Growing children should eat lots of goat milk and eat goat dairies to help them have strong bones.


Goat milk is full of proteins, potassium, vitamin A, B2, B3, C,E, K, phosphor, magnesium, selenium, zinc and tryptophan. Tryptophan is especially effective at fighting against depression, stress and insomnia. From all the vitamins found in goat milk, vitamin B2 or riboflavin is the one found in the biggest quantity. Vitamin B2 is important in the production of energy in your body and helps you get rid of headaches.

The proteins form goat milk are very similar to those found in breastfeeding milk. It also has been proven that goat milk has some anti-inflammatory components. This makes goat milk very easy to digest by your body.

In the composition of goat milk there are proteins that aren’t found in cow milk. These proteins make goat milk to be highly recommended to persons that get adverse reactions after drinking goat milk. Also if you have gastro-intestinal or heart disorders you should give goat milk a try. Goat milk helps you keep your blood pressure under normal levels and protects you from arteriosclerosis. If in the case of cow milk the fats gat up to the surface and get scattered, in the case of goat milk this doesn’t happen.

Goat milk is very healthy and many people around the world drink it regularly. You should definitively give it a try.

Also read: Milk burns fat: get fit drinking more milk and Nutrition: milk and honey are key for a healthy life.

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