ST HELEN’S GOAT MILK PRODUCTS
St Helen’s Farm – Goat’s Milk products
I’m always keen to learn more about nutrition and how what we consume can impact the body. So when invited by St Helen’s Farm to find out how goat’s milk products can be a brilliant and nutritious alternative to the cow’s milk many of us drink daily, I jumped at the chance.
St Helen’s Farm hosted a beautiful breakfast at the sun drenched and botanical inspired Bourne and Hollingsworth with renowned nutritionalist Amanda Hamilton where they showcased many of their goat’s milk products including butter, cheeses, cream, yogurt and even ice cream!
Here we learnt quite how beneficial goat’s milk can be when compared with cow’s milk. It was a surprise to learn that goat’s milk is much more widely consumed globally than cow’s milk but more importantly it’s said to have more digestive advantages. It’s not only naturally nutrient rich but far gentler on the stomach due to its easily digestible fats and proteins. Being also lower in lactose means it triggers less allergies while still providing the high doses of calcium our bodies need especially in the younger years of our lives. In terms of gut health goat’s milk can also work as a prebiotic and helps to maintain the bacteria needed for a healthy gut.
Many of us are brought up on cow’s milk and perhaps it’s all we’ve ever known. However I’m keen to start introducing more goat’s milk into my diet. There really is very little distinguishable differences in terms of flavour between goat’s and cow’s milk and the health benefits speak for themselves.
For anyone considering swapping out regular cow’s milk but keen to not switch to non-diary here’s some of the key reasons why goat’s milk is a great alternative-
- Naturally rich in nutrients - vitamin A, B6, B12, Calcium to name a few
- Gentler on the stomach through easily digestible fats & proteins
- Lower in lactose than cow’s milk. It’s a good alternative for those sensitive to lactose
- The non-digestible sugars can act as a prebiotic encouraging the growth of beneficial gut bacteria
St Helen’s Farm is a charitable organisation and one that donates all its profits to good causes.
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