Today marks the beginning of my four- month experiment in how my body reacts to replacing cow’s milk with goat’s milk. In 2017 I did the same thing with almond milk and didn’t notice any difference in how I felt and looked. I am aware that there may be some people reading this who follow a vegan diet who would tell me that I should not have any animal products in my nutrition plan at all. I am also aware that there will be some people reading this who eat meat and fish but would say that I should cut out dairy products completely. People will have their own reasons for not consuming dairy. I am simply interested in how my body reacts to the switch.
www.facty.com, listed ten benefits of replacing cow’s milk with goat’s milk. Some of which you can find below:
- Goat’s milk is easier to digest the cow’s milk. People who have issues with lactose intolerance find goat’s milk is easier on the stomach. Goat’s milk has a similar composition to human breast milk which could explain this. Goat’s milk also contains twice as much healthy fatty acids then cow’s milk which aids digestion.
- Goat’s milk is produced in healthier environment due to being produced on a smaller scale. This allows farmers to let their goat’s graze more freely then a dairy farmer can. Instead of large- scale milking factories, goat’s milk is collected in a more traditional way.
- A stronger bone structure. Both cow’s and goat’s milk contain high levels of calcium, however the calcium in goat’s milk is easier for the body to absorb. This is a result of goat’s milk being easier to digest.
- Anti-inflammatory properties. Goat’s milk has valuable anti-inflammatory properties which provide another good reason why many make the dietary change from cow’s milk to goat’s milk. A special enzymatic element that reduces inflammation in the gut. More research is needed to see if this can benefit other areas of the body.
- Improves cardiac health. Goat’s milk contains twice the amount healthy fat as cow’s milk. This helps to reduce the amount of LDL cholesterol and the high levels of potassium help to reduce blood pressure.
Some of the other benefits listed included lower carbon emissions due to the amount of methane cows produce, less toxins as goat’s are not fed growth hormones to boost milk production and the potential to improve the immune system due to high levels of Selenium in goat’s milk.
I am not Scientist, Doctor or a Nutritionist. This is not intended to be read as anything other then an experiment on myself and some information on the potential benefits. In four months I will provide an update on any changes to my body and mind.