Nutritional properties of goat milk
Goat's milk has long been considered to be certainly helpful and healing in folk medicine, it is used to treat tuberculosis, anemia, to strengthen the General health. Because it is 4 times fatter than the female, it was given in diluted form to debilitated children and those who had food allergies to cow's milk. Compared with cow's, goat's milk is better digested and the proteins are more easily absorbed by the body of the child, has 13% more calcium, 25% and 47% more vitamin B6 and A, respectively. Goat's milk is superior to that obtained from the cow, and the mineral content in it is 1.5 times more potassium, 3 times Niacin, 4% of copper and 33% - selenium.
Milk, which is produced from Pets, according to the nature of the proteins contained therein is separated into two groups: casein (cow, goat) and albumin (Mare's, donkey's). Female milk – albumin.
Because it contains a large amount of protein with a good amino acid composition and digestibility, it is especially useful for children who are malnourished. Goat's milk is the best alternative to breast because it has almost no lactose, which is an allergen for many children, and it is digested much faster than cow and also contains all the necessary useful elements.
How goat milk is useful for children
There is, however, a number of reasons why the use of cow's milk becomes less obvious. One of the main is the need of its thermal treatment, which significantly reduces the content of vitamins, particularly folic acid, which is destroyed in full. The high temperature at which pasteurized goat's milk, it kills many beneficial enzymes. The need to dilute it because of the high fat content also significantly reduces its nutritional value. In General, pediatricians are advised to replace the whole goat's milk in toddlers diet adapted to women's breast-milk mixtures based on goat's milk, it is preferable for the delicate digestive system of the baby.
Goat milk is recommended for older children – preschoolers and older. In this case, the deficit of certain substances will be compensated by diversity of other foods in the diet of the child.
Studies have shown that when fed goat"s milk children aged from seven months to three years positive effect can only be achieved at a sufficiently varied diet. In this diet the consumption of goat milk should be limited to 200-400 ml per day, and the menu to complement dishes of vegetables, cereals and fruits.