I often get asked about recommendations for cow’s milk alternatives. Whether this be because people have an allergy to cow’s milk or finding that they don’t digest cow dairy products too easily. However there are many out there that simply looking to change for other health benefits including eczema, bloatedness or asthma. ** It is important to state that if you have a diagnosed cow milk allergy, you may not find a relief in your symptoms with goats milk as some of the proteins are similar and it is best to talk to your dietitian/consultant before changing your diet.**
There are many plus points to using goat’s dairy products
- Fats and proteins are more easily digested even by those who are cow dairy lactose intolerant
- Lower amount of lactose
- Lower in cholesterol
- Less allergenic proteins
Goat’s milk dairy products are readily available in all supermarkets with some, like Marks & Spencer even doing their own brand version. We tend to have a lot St Helen’s Farm products in our fridge, its milk comes in Whole, Semi Skimmed or Skimmed. They do a great range and we are big …. scratch that …. massive fans of their properly lush Ice Cream. (www.sthelensfarm.co.uk).