It is said that in the past there was no family in the village that did not have goats. They were also called “poverty cows”. There are cases in which goat’s milk saved the whole family from hunger, and thanks to goat’s milk, the goat restored the health of the sick. Recently, more and more often there is talk about goat milk and attributed to almost miraculous effects. Worldwide research shows that goat milk has a positive effect on the human body and helps cure many lifestyle diseases.
Nutritional value of goat’s milk:
Goat’s milk is a biologically valuable drink containing mineral salts of calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and phosphorus, salts of trace elements: zinc, manganese, titanium, chromium and cobalt, vitamins A, B1, B2, B12, C, D, E and acid folic. The amount of protein is higher than in cow’s milk, but an important difference is in its composition, probably because some people’s bodies tolerate goat’s milk much better than cow’s milk. Better digestibility is due to the size and composition of fat particles reminiscent of breast milk. Goat milk is naturally homogeneous and therefore easier to digest, which avoids such rapid atherosclerosis of walls and capillaries.
Capric acid supports the function of the endocrine glands in the treatment of newborn coronary bowel disorders. Casein from goat milk has more glycine amino acids, less arginine and less sulfur-containing amino acids, especially methionine, than cow’s milk. During the construction of the molecular structure of goat milk protein, it was found that not only lactalbumin, but also other fractions of goat milk protein differ from those of cow’s milk protein. This is probably the reason why children who cannot tolerate cow’s milk products tolerate goat’s milk well.
Goat milk has a positive effect:
⦁ in the nervous system, its regular consumption leads to a reduction of nervousness, stress, and many women suffering from migraine can be helped by excluding cow’s milk and products made on its basis
⦁ goat fat has a positive effect in joint diseases
⦁ improves the immune system, overall health
⦁ significantly regulates skin moisture
⦁ has a positive effect on asthmatic skin diseases
⦁ in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and related organs (liver, pancreas) – has a more basic character and a higher ability to neutralize
⦁ studies show that about 7.5% of children are allergic to cow’s milk, and 60-70% of them are not allergic to goat’s milk
⦁ as a prevention of cancer – it has been observed that the goat’s body is able to produce effective antibodies
⦁ cases of people with tuberculosis are known, who were completely cured after a goat’s milk diet
Experience in the use of goat’s milk in infant nutrition has been gained in the Czech Republic, when a detailed methodology for administering goat’s milk to children allergic to cow’s milk has been developed in cooperation with veterinarians, the Goat Breeders Association and pediatricians. Parents of allergic children bought goat’s milk from recommended breeders. In children under the age of 6 months, milk was diluted with infant water (2/3 milk and 1/3 mineral water), and older milk was given undiluted goat milk. In children with recurrent diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, insomnia, dermatitis and subsequent recurrence of respiratory infections, goat’s milk was given throughout the year. Clinical symptoms were quickly corrected, digestive problems and skin rash subsided, and overall immunity of children increased. Goat milk is therefore a valuable organic food. It is important for its use in children as an alternative feeding option and for prevention in adults (anti-cancer agents).