Goat milk – a wise choice for healthy toddlers!
Goat milk is unjustly neglected in the diet of children (and adults), although its composition is most similar to mother’s milk. Nutritionists disagree about the timing of the introduction of these foods in the baby’s menu, but they are united in the view that after the first birthday goat milk is exquisite food.
Nutritionists believe that milk is perfectly balanced and very significance foodstuff in children’s nutrition. While the composition of cow’s and goat’s milk is basically similar, serious analysis of the nutritional composition reveals the many advantages of goat milk.
Goat milk is quickly digested
Goat milk is quickly and easily digested, for just 40 minutes in the human body in relation to the 2.5 hours as needed for the digestion of cow’s milk. Easy and fast digestion of goat milk makes it an optimal food for toddlers!
Goat milk facilitates the absorption of iron
Results of the study conducted in Spain in 2011. showed that goat milk significantly facilitates the absorption of iron in the body, and that it contains significant quantities of zinc and selenium, responsible for strengthening the immune system.
Goat milk and allergies
The same study showed that regular consumption of goat milk reduces allergic reactions and at the same time contributes to the stabilization of blood sugar levels. Besides, goat milk can be given to children who are allergic to cow’s milk. Namely, in cow’s milk allergy is the most common allergy to as-1 casein protein. This protein is found in goat’s milk, but only in trace amounts.
In addition, goat milk can drink and children with lactose intolerant. Goat milk and milk of all mammals naturally contains lactose (milk sugar), but due to the fast passage through digestive system leaves less undigested leftovers in the colon (and that is the main cause of symptoms lactose intolerance).
Goat’s milk is not a cure, but it contributes to faster healing and strengthening of the whole body. That is known since the ancient times, and that the goat is the only animal that can not become ill from tuberculosis. Moreover, unlike cows and sheep, it does not eat only grass than eat bark and leaves that are less contaminated with pollution of the modern world.
Why is the goat milk is underrepresented?
As the basic reasons for the under-representation of goat milk and its products is the belief about its specific smell and taste. The best way to overcome it is to taste goat milk and to offer it to your toddlers.