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The benefits of goat’s milk and cheese that you didn’t know about

Publicado el 17/03/2015

Goat’s milk is one of the most complete foodstuffs for humans. It was consumed in ancient Egypt and Greece as it was known to be healthy for people. But it wasn’t consumed by itself. In Greece for example, it was mixed with flour or honey. Also herbs and spices like rosemary, or dried fruit and nuts, such as pine nuts, were added during preparation. However, many people don’t know of the benefits of goat’s cheese.


The first is that it is one of the best alternatives to the cow’s milk used when producing other types of cheese. Goat’s cheese is most appropriate for people with lactose intolerance given that this type of milk contains much less lactose and hardly any casein, which are the main components that may cause the intolerance. What’s more, goat’s cheese is only in the stomach for 20 minutes, meaning it is not heavy on the digestive system. It is also good for avoiding diarrhoea, hives, coughs and acne.

Nutritionists include goat’s milk in a range of diets as it provides a good amount of nutrients and minerals. But it isn’t fattening since it is a light milk and very similar to human breast milk. Due to the latter fact, goat’s milk, not the cheese, is highly recommendable for babies’ development once the period of breast milk lactation is finished. In addition to being a good source of calcium for bones, goat’s milk favours the development of probiotic flora, thus preventing bacterial infections in little ones.


Further, it is very helpful in preventing cholesterol due to its high level of Omega 6. It also helps in the absorption of iron, for which reason it is recommended for anaemia sufferers. Goat’s milk can also help keep the skin looking young because it contains retinol and lactic acid, components which many pharmaceutical companies use in the manufacture of rejuvenating creams.

Therefore, goat’s milk and goat’s cheese is positioned in the market as the best alternative to cow’s cheese. Now we can understand why in ancient times this type of cheese was consumed as one of the population’s main foodstuffs.