Goat milk’s chemical structure is similar to breast milk. Goat’s milk has been used since long time ago not only as a food, but also to treat many diseases such as bronchitis treatment and strengthening the lungs, stopping allergies and enhancing immunity.
Goat milk is rich in phosphorus and calcium, which are very important for strength of bones, zinc and selenium that are powerful antioxidants that maintain body’s immunity. Scientists recommend goat milk to people who suffer from anemia. This milk encourages the use of iron in the body and recovery of hemoglobin – the blood pigment containing iron.
Goat milk has some specific therapeutic values and it is extremely useful to consume:
– It strengthens the immune system
– Possesses anti-allergies properties
– Treats bronchitis
– Reduces the risk of getting lung cancer
– It is great for diabetics
Goat milk is very rich in silicon, mineral that positively affects hair, skin, nails and the entire nervous system.
In children who are fed with goat’s milk, faster growth is noticed, as well as higher body mass and improved bone mineralization, unlike children who are fed with cow milk.
Compared to cow milk, a cup of goat’s milk ensures 32.6% of the daily needed dose of calcium and 27% of phosphorus.
In adults, goat milk can help in the prevention of high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis. Goat’s milk is an excellent source of potassium, a mineral essential for the maintenance of normal blood pressure and heart rate.