We started having goats milk a while ago now as my youngest son used to be quite wheezy with his asthma. He has many triggers for it and suffers now and again with different ones but he did settle quite a bit after switching to goats milk. He didn't completely cut out the dairy but reduced it quite considerably.
Goats Milk quite close to cows milk with a lot more healthier benefits. It is easier to digest, low in cholesterol, it is lower in lactose, blood pressure friendly and has less allergenic proteins. Although it does contain more fatty acids than cows milk it is the good fat that we need in our diet rather than the bad fat.
Many people have experienced an improved healthy lifestyle after going over to milk from the goat. Improvements in skin problems, digestion and respiratory problems have disappeared or massively reduced so that has to be a good thing.
One disadvantage I find with goats milk is that it is quite a bit more expensive than cows milk. I usually buy mine from Tesco and you're looking at £1.65 for one litre of semi skimmed goats milk compared to around 80p - £1 for one litre of semi skimmed cows milk. I suppose there is always one drawback much like the high prices of gluten free products. Some also say it tastes a lot different but I don't think it does or I may have just got so used to it.
So if you have tummy problems, high blood pressure, chesty issues or just fancy a change then goats milk could be for you. The best way is to give it a try and see how you go. There are also other products which contain goats milk such as yogurts, cheese and butter too so you can completely go cow free if you fancy it.
I have also considered getting a real life goat, not only would I have a constant flow of milk but it would keep my grass short.......oh heaven. I'm only joking.....I'll rely on the supermarket for a bit longer......unless some lonely goat fancies living with us - is that a cue for a song from the Sound of Music??? I'm going now before I turn into Julie Andrews.
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