While Americans view cow’s milk as one country’s most common daily drinks, goat’s milk is proving to be a much healthier alternative. A new study done by UC Davis shows that goat’s milk promotes a speedier recovery from diarrhea.
The study was done with treatment for diarrhea with young pigs; which is said to demonstrate the same potential benefits for humans. The Global Health Center for Natural Health and Organic Living states that goat’s milk may hold anti-inflammatory capacities and makes it easier for people with bowel inflammation to drink goat’s milk instead of cow’s milk.
The UC Davis study suggests that milk from goats that were genetically modified to produce higher levels of the antimicrobial protein lysozyme, which is found in human breast milk was used to treat the young pigs has been effective.
Researchers are hoping that the milk may help prevent human diarrheal disease. Many Americans don’t realize that this disease claim the lives of millions of children around the world each year. Another study done at the USDA and Prairie View A&M University link goat's milk to metabolize iron and copper faster, which helps individuals with digestion and absorption limitations.
UC Davis researchers stated that pigs were chosen for the study because of their gastrointestinal physiology is similar to that of human beings. Now days the average cow is given growth hormones, antibiotics, GMO feed, vaccinations and exposed to toxic conditions while goat’s milk is less toxic and proving to be more nutritious.
Sources: UC Davis; CBS