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Not too popular, these are the benefits of goat's milk for pregnant women


Milk is a good source of nutrition because it contains a variety of nutrients that are healthy for the body. Not only cow’s milk, there is also milk from goats, Mother.

Goat milk is one of the most consumed types of milk. Although not very popular, the nutritional content in goat’s milk is not inferior to cow’s milk, even better.

Quoting Healthline, goat’s milk is better than cow’s milk, especially in terms of protein content. One cup of goat’s milk contains 9 grams of protein. Besides that, goat’s milk is also thicker and softer than cow’s milk.

The benefits of goat’s milk are also felt for health. Not infrequently its use is intended for treatment, health maintenance, and helps cure various diseases, Mother. Quoting WebMD, these benefits include:

Easy to digest

Compared to cow’s milk, goat’s milk has more protein. It is known that the protein in goat’s milk appears to be easier to digest, meaning that the body can use it more easily.

In addition, the fat in goat milk is smaller, which is one of the reasons why goat’s milk is easier to digest. In one study, the protein digestion mechanism in goat milk was found to be equivalent to breast milk or breast milk.

Does not trigger allergies

Not a few people are allergic to cow’s milk. It is known that goat’s milk has slightly lower lactose than cow’s milk. A study found that one in four babies allergic to cow’s milk was not allergic to goat’s milk.

Therefore, it can be an alternative for people who are allergic to cow’s milk lactose. Although this is actually not a guarantee, because both have lactose. To be safer, it is recommended to use lactose-free vegetable milk.

Lower cholesterol levels

Goat milk can help lower cholesterol levels in people with high blood pressure. Research shows that goat’s milk can help lower cholesterol levels in the arteries and gallbladder. This can help people with high cholesterol levels to control their cholesterol levels.

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Benefits of goat’s milk for pregnant women

All people can consume goat’s milk, including pregnant women. Milk is an important part of a balanced diet during pregnancy, as it provides a certain amount of calcium, protein and vitamins to ensure a healthy pregnancy and fetal growth.

“You can’t beat milk with a combination of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals,” said Natalie B. Allen, a nutritionist. The List. “Baby’s bones develop the most rapidly in the last trimester, so add a glass of milk every day, especially as the pregnancy progresses.”

Goat milk contains various nutrients whose ingredients are beneficial for pregnant women when consumed in sufficient quantities. Quoted from the page Momjunction, compared to cow’s milk, it has a higher protein, fat and vitamin B2 content.

The fat content in goat milk helps digestion and speeds up metabolic processes, as well as vitamin B2 to stimulate the production of antibodies, thereby maintaining a healthy immune system.

Not only that, the high content of vitamin A can be directly absorbed by the body, and calcium in goat’s milk which is useful for maintaining healthy bones of the mother and fetus. One cup of whole goat’s milk provides 134 milligrams (mg) of calcium.

Most importantly, pregnant women must ensure that the milk they consume has gone through a good processing process, for example, has gone through the heating process or has been pasteurized, Mother.

Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States recommends that pregnant women avoid foods made from unpasteurized milk.

Pasteurization itself is a process in which milk is heated to a high temperature which aims to destroy pathogens and enzymes that can damage milk when stored for a long time.

Consuming raw milk without going through the correct processing risk increases several foodborne diseases such as listeriosis, Mother.

Therefore, it is better for mothers to consume milk that has been processed properly, in order to avoid infections that can be dangerous for pregnant women and the baby in their womb.

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