Why Not Goat Milk?


| 5/16/2018 11:16:00 AM


Carrie Miller

Americans and milk

We've all heard the old slogan, "Milk, it does a body good." The slogan first appeared in the 1980s to boost cow's milk sales. However, is cow's milk really "what does a body good"?

The question stands, is the popularity of cow's milk in America really warranted? When the scope is broadened worldwide, goat's milk is actually more readily consumed than any other milk.

There are many great explanations as to why goat's milk is more widely sought after overall. It's been proven goat's milk is overall better for us. So, why do we as Americans go for cow's milk?

goat milk

The make up of goat's milk

Although still containing lactose, many who have allergies to cow's milk are able to consume goat's milk. Why? Mainly, because the protein structures are different among the two.



Goat's milk contains A2 casein where most cow's milk contains A1 casein. The A2 casein is more closely structured to human breast milk. A2 does not cause inflammatory issues, such as IBS and colitis. Also, the globules of fat are smaller in goat's milk, which in return makes it easier to digest, taking minutes rather than hours for our bodies to break down.





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