Monday, December 04, 2006

Why Goat's Milk?

A couple of days ago in one of the grrlathlete newsletters I recommended that people give goat's milk an honest try (If you don't receive the grrlathlete newsletters, I've put a sign-up box on the top right column of my blog).

Since then, I've had more than a few people ask me to elaborate on why.

Well, firstly, because most of us have been drinking cow's milk since the age of two. Now, don't get me wrong, I don't have anything against cow's milk per Se, except that for many of us, we have been drinking it for more than a couple decades! So switching it up for a change may not be a bad idea.

Aside from the novelty, here are a couple more reasons that goat's milk deserves a fair test...

Goat's milk is the milk of choice in most of the world.

Because the protein in goat's milk has a different make-up than the protein in cow's milk, many people with cow milk allergies can tolerate drinking goat's milk .

Compared to cow's milk, goat's milk has similar amounts of protein, fat, iron, vitamin C and vitamin D. Goat milk has more natural vitamin A, more vitamin B , and less lactose.

Unlike cow's milk there is no need to homogenize goat's milk. While the fat globules in cow's milk tend to separate to the surface, the globules in goat's milk are much smaller and will remain suspended in solution.

So give goat's milk a try. I'm not claiming that it's some miracle food, but rather a tasty drink that many people are missing out on.


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gwhealth said...

Good to see you are back in business. How about them Gators!! Would like to see a post re: your thoughts on the Paleo and/or the Zone. Keep up the good work.

Brad Pilon said...

Hey GW,

Go Gators Go! Big game in January!

Funny you should mention that Paleo diet. It's at the top of my topic list, however I need to review A LOT of research to make sure I post an educated post.

Look for it in about a month's time.


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Eric said...

My wife and I are both lactose intolerant and we needed our fix of ice cream so we found Laloo's Goat Milk Ice Cream at Whole Foods recently. It is a dream! Check it out if you are interested. It has got half the fat and calorie content than traditional brand name ice cream makers without loosing any of the taste. I'm just saying...

Just a suggestion: you may want to ask your doctor about goat milk products. I am lactose intolerant and goat milk is the only natural milk I can "stomach." Since realizing that, I have sought out goat milk products that I like.