Thursday, January 12, 2006

Goat's milk worse than cow's milk

Here is an extract from an article issued by the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE on January 10, 2006:

‘Americans no longer cowed by goat milk

BY MARLENE PARRISH
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Goat milk is different from cow milk in the concentration and forms of its nutrients. Compared to cow milk, goat milk contains 13 percent more calcium and more vitamins. It does not contain the major protein of cow milk to which many people, including babies, are allergic.  As a result, goat milk often agrees with sensitive or weak digestive systems. Many lactose-intolerant people are able to tolerate goat milk well. Cow milk-sensitive seniors in need of calcium often turn to goat milk because of its digestibility. As one grows older, sensitivity to cow milk tends to increase.’

In fact, goat milk is even worse for your health (and pocket) than cow’s milk for the following reasons:

  1. The higher concentration of calcium in goat’s milk serves to erode bone making cells, thus increasing the risk of osteoporosis.
  2. Goat’s milk contains 10% more galactose than cow’s milk.  Galactose, in this concentration is toxic to the human body and it causes serious disease including a greater risk of cataracts.
  3. Goat’s milk contains more calories and more saturated fat compared to regular cow’s milk.
  4. Goat’s milk contains about 10% more lactic acid than cow’s milk.  Lactic acid is bad for the digestion and it prevents the efficient assimilation of nutrients from the food you eat.
  5. Goat’s milk contains about 14% more casein than cow’s milk, a harmful sticky protein that clogs the respiratory system and coats your organs with a glue-like substance.  This makes goat’s milk more difficult to digest than cow’s milk.
  6. The nutritional content of Goat’s milk (vitamins and minerals) is indeed different to cow’s milk, but not sufficiently different to warrant consuming for this reason alone.  The main difference is that it contains about 47% more vitamin A compared to cow’s milk.  However, vitamin A is readily available from a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, and people generally are not lacking in this vitamin.
  7. Goat’s milk costs more than cow’s milk.

For more information about goat’s milk see The Milk Imperative.

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Gilbert Muloin said...

I don not know were you get your information but cows milk is wors then goats period!!!!!

my dad has raised goats and has even proved to me that goats milk is a healthier choice. the neighbor down the street had a kid that was weak and could not drink cows milk so my dad started selling them yogurt made of goats milk, and guess what he ended up falling down the stairs one day and started to laugh not only that but my dad use to own a health store. hell he was healthier when he was on his yogurt than he is now working in the mining industry you get fed enormous crap of food.

if any thing the first point stands out our body needs calcium and getting it from cows milk isn't possible as it deteriorates your body's bone and goats milk does the opposite. your fourth point is well hilarious as my dad would say your body needs certain vitamins and drinking any milk strait without making it into something like yogurt or cheese is just bad as all that bacteria in the milk is just hurtful.

any ways i dont want to dis your blog or anything i just think you should clear up some facts, or at least put actual sources as some point as i see them seem way off the deep end.

anyways if you have read this far sorry for my bad writing skills.
and thanks for taking the time to read it.