Camel milk and its benefits
Many of my patients find that cow’s milk is difficult to digest due to lactose intolerance, which can lead to sensitivity during meals and small intestine discontent. This is because they lack large amounts of the enzyme lactase to process the predominant sugar in cow’s milk, lactose.
This intolerance to milk leads to bloating and diarrhea because the intestinal microbiota causes lactose sugar to ferment. While actual numbers may vary, the World Allergy Group estimates that cow’s milk allergy could affect up to 5% of people, with children being more likely to respond than adults.
Yet many people enjoy consuming milk, whether in smoothies, in meals or as a drink. Unfortunately, people who react to cow’s milk may also have reactions to goat’s and sheep’s milk.
One of the latest research has studied the reaction of 500 people to several types of milk, mammalian or non-dairy. Oddly enough, some people have even reacted to traditionally non-reactive milks like almond, soy and coconut milk!
So what’s left, you ask? The answer may shock you as much as it shocked me!
In the same survey, the researchers provided the information: camel milk, which was the second least reactive milk after human milk?!?
For hundreds of years, camel milk has been used in parts of Africa, Asia and the former Soviet Union. Despite the fact that throughout its history it lacked scientific validity, many have sworn by the therapeutic benefits of camel milk.
Right now we have this scientific validation. A great deal of research proves what people intuitively knew in the past: Camel milk offers many health benefits in addition to being a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants.
Camel milk is more nutritious than milk from cows, sheep and other animals, because it incorporates small amounts of lactose, milk sugar, with a higher fat content. Also, it is easier to digest because, unlike most conventional dairy products which incorporate the hard-to-digest A1 casein protein, camel milk consists of A2 casein, which your body can more easily break down. br>
Nutritionally, camel milk contains substantial concentrations of potassium, magnesium, copper, sodium, zinc, iron, B vitamins and vitamin C. All of the protein in camel milk is also superior to different sources.
These vitamins help fight chronic inflammation and oxidative stress induced by free radicals. As you already know from studying my other inflammation blogs, each of these circumstances play a key role in the majority of ailments, as well as digestive issues.
Most of the benefits of camel milk come from proteins, called immunoglobulins, which play a key role in immune well-being (as their identity suggests).
Due to their special structure, many immunoglobulins of lactating camels are available in milk. Researchers have found that these immunoglobulins are therapeutic for a number of diseases, as well as for most cancers, a number of sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease.