Let me tell you something about my mom.
Mom and Meeeh
My mother grew up in the province. She is the youngest of eight children of a farmer and a housewife. While her older brothers and sisters help their father on the farm, she is left at home to assist my grandmother in different household chores. At a young age, she already knows how to wash and iron clothes, scrub the floor, and cook food.
They don’t have a luxurious life in the province. What they lack in clothes and material things, they are abundant in food. After all, they have a vast farm with all kinds of fruits and vegetables. They also have different types of animals, from chicken to pig, horse, and goat.
My mother would tell me she used to milk their goat first thing in the morning, and they would share a pitcher of fresh goat milk on breakfast. And in each sip, they know all the nutrients the milk gives them. Yes, my mom and her siblings grew up drinking goat’s milk.
Just recently, we were invited to the launch of DG Goat Milk. This premium powdered milk is produced and imported from the Dairy Goat Co-operative in Hamilton, New Zealand. Ideal for kids three years old and above, DG Goat Milk is Philippines’ first and only premium powdered milk sourced from a goat. It is made responsibly as the process of converting pure goat milk into a safe beverage is gentle using the most minimal method. This results in a product closer to its natural source. Furthermore, DG Goat Milk chooses only the healthiest Saanen goats (Swiss breed of domestic goats) from New Zealand to ensure having the milk of the highest quality.
Contains fewer allergens
The event invitation made me remember the story my mom told me years ago. From the event, we learned that indeed, a goat’s milk contains fewer allergens. The milk of a cow contains 20 different allergens, which often cause allergic reactions, including abdominal cramps, colic, and hives in babies. This kind of allergy may even persist into adulthood. A goat’s milk, on the other hand, doesn’t contain the protein responsible for these reactions. Instead, it contains A2 casein, the closest milk to human breast milk.
Easier to digest
We have learned as well that having less lactose makes the milk easier to digest. That perhaps explains some people develop lactose intolerance or the inability to digest lactose. They experience bloating, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Often, people who gulp cow’s milk down experience an upset stomach because the lactose or sugar found in cow’s milk is difficult to digest. A goat’s milk likewise contains lactose but is lower than cow’s. Also, the protein in goat’s milk forms a softer curd, helping the body digest it with less irritation than cow’s milk.
Higher calcium and other minerals
We have been educated that milk is rich in calcium and minerals. But what we don’t know much is that a goat’s milk has higher calcium content to about 33% of the recommended daily allowance compared to a cow’s milk, which has around 28%. To add, phosphorous, magnesium, and iron are better absorbed in goat’s milk.
Cares for the skin
My mom attests that a goat’s milk is good for the skin, too. She relayed to me that she used goat’s milk in bathing because it possesses moisturizing qualities that keep the skin soft. It also has high levels of vitamin A which helps fight acne and improve skin health. That perhaps explains why my titas and mom have brighter skin complexion. A goat’s milk has plenty of lactic acids that get rid of dead skin cells and brighten the complexion.
Mom and Meeeh
Listening to the talks of distinguished guests at the launch and from my mom’s stories made me realize that indeed, a goat’s milk is healthy to the body and skin. It only takes one story to be told and listened to make an informed decision and action. And I hope this story reaches you so you will be notified of how good a goat’s milk is.
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