Benefits Of Goat Milk

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Benefits of goat milk are manySlightly sweet, a tinge of saltness and  delicious - this is what makes goat milk the preferred choice of many, all over the world. The many benefits of goat milk and its ever increasing demand has made its availability common in several health stores and markets across the USA. You do not have to homogenize goat milk since its globules are much smaller and stay suspended in solution. It is recommended to anyone who is sensitive or allergic to cow milk. Here are more facts and benefits of goat milk.

 

Basic Components

Amount =1.00 cup

Total weight = 244.00 g






















nutrient

amount

%DV

calories

167.90

9.33

calories from fat

90.91

 

calories from saturated fat

58.57

 

protein

8.69 g

17.38

carbohydrates

10.86 g

3.62

dietary fiber

0.00 g

0.00

soluble fiber

0.00 g

 

insoluble fiber

0.00 g

 

sugar - total

10.86 g

 

monosaccharides

-- g

 

disaccharides

-- g

 

other carbs

0.00 g

 

fat - total

10.10 g

15.54

saturated fat

6.51 g

32.55

mono fat

2.71 g

11.29

poly fat

0.36 g

1.50

trans fatty acids

0.29 g

 

cholesterol

27.82 mg

9.27

water

212.35 g

 

ash

2.00 g

 

 

Vitamins


































nutrient

amount

%          DV

vitamin A IU

451.40 IU

9.03

vitamin A RE

136.64 RE

 

A - carotenoid

0.00 RE

0.00

A - retinol

136.64 RE

 

A - beta carotene

0.00 mcg

 

thiamin - B1

0.12 mg

8.00

riboflavin - B2

0.34 mg

20.00

niacin - B3

0.68 mg

3.40

niacin equiv

2.46 mg

 

vitamin B6

0.11 mg

5.50

vitamin B12

0.16 mcg

2.67

biotin

8.54 mcg

2.85

vitamin C

3.15 mg

5.25

vitamin D IU

29.28 IU

7.32

vitamin D mcg

0.73 mcg

 

vitamin E alpha equiv

0.22 mg

1.10

vitamin E IU

0.33 IU

 

vitamin E mg

0.22 mg

 

folate

1.46 mcg

0.36

vitamin K

0.73 mcg

0.91

pantothenic acid

0.76 mg

7.60

fluoride

-- mg

--

iodine

-- mcg

--

iron

0.12 mg

0.67

magnesium

34.09 mg

8.52

manganese

0.04 mg

2.00

molybdenum

-- mcg

--

phosphorus

270.11 mg

27.01

potassium

498.74 mg

14.25

selenium

3.42 mcg

4.89

sodium

121.51 mg

5.06


 

 

 

 

 


Goat milk benefits:

 


Richly loaded with minerals and vitamins:

 


Acts as a replacement for cow milk:


  • What happens if you are allergic to cow milk? Babies and even adults have many times shown intolerance to cow milk - in such a case goat milk is strongly recommended by health experts. Kids who have intolerance to cow milk based formulas can be fed goat milk - it contains the equivalent number of vital nutrients and is a calcium rich alternative.

 


Helps in getting stronger bones:


  • Goat milk is rich in calcium which makes it an excellent alternative to cow milk for older kids and adults. This milk not only is a rich source of calcium but has several other nutrients which is found in cow milk. Calcium is important for maintaining the density and strength. Moreover calcium helps in protection of colon cells from harmful bone cancer causing chemicals. It also helps in prevention of bone loss that occurs after menopause.

 


Protects against the metabolic syndrome:

 


Offers protection against breast cancer:


  • As per a French research, it was found that those who had the highest average dairy intake of goat milk recorded 45% lower chances of developing breast cancer.

 


Increased levels of energy:


  • Goat milk is rich in riboflavin which is an important component for energy production. This vitamin plays an important role in energy production and improving the fitness levels of individuals. Those who consume goat milk on a regular basis feel energetic and show much more endurance to strenuous exercises.

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Offers protection to the heart:


  • The milk is rich in potassium which is very essential for the maintenance of normal blood sugar level and also helps in healthy function of heart. 1 cup of goat milk has 498.7 mg of potassium and just 121.5 mg of sodium

 

Goats have always played a role in food culture since ages and even today its milk is enjoyed in many ways. Try it out and see if you find it delicious too.

 

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