The Possibility of Lowering Cholesterol Levels With Goat's Milk . . .

. . . yeah, I know that sounds strange and as much as I Promote the Goat for lactose intolerant people and it's easy digestibility as well as amazing taste (as long as herd management practices are clean) I'd never thought of the possibility of goat's milk being used to lower one's cholesterol level.

This morning I'm in the house catching up on paper work, cleaning, etc and while researching the internet I ran across this piece written here.....

Michael and I devour our goats milk - easily over 1/2 gallon a day. What's left we use to make our Gourmet Caramel.  We know how good the milk makes us feel. It's as if our bodies need it.  Here's our Goat Story.

Being proponents of the liquid gold - we carry Crow's Dairy Goat Milk Products at our farm and make them available all week long in our market.  Here's what to do to buy the Goat anytime.

I took a liberty to copy the article which I've referenced above.






How to Lower Cholesterol With Goat's Milk
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Although goat milk is something of an anomaly in the American diet when compared to cow's milk, there still exists a niche for its products. Despite similar levels of cholesterol and fat, goat's milk may actually be helpful in lowering blood cholesterol levels, although further research is necessary. Unlike cow's milk, goat's milk contains medium-chain triglycerides, which may not increase cholesterol, according to a December 2000 letter in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition." Nonetheless, there is insufficient clinical data to confirm this conclusion, and you should consult with your physician prior to using goat's milk to reduce cholesterol.

Step 1

Substitute goat's milk for cow's milk in your daily diet. Goat milk has a more pungent taste than cow's milk and you may need to dilute it with a small amount of water until you grow accustomed to it.

Step 2

Select low-fat and nonfat goat's milk instead of whole fat. In some cases, whole-fat goat's milk contains more saturated fat than whole-fat cow's milk. Using the reduced fat varieties delivers the same nutrients without the excess fat content.

Step 3

Eat goat cheese, which has a texture more similar to that of feta cheese than cow-based cheeses. Goat cheese spreads more easily than brie and has a more flavorful bite.

Step 4

Avoid overeating any goat milk product. Like other dairy items, goat milk still contains fat, which you should moderate, especially if you have high cholesterol. Generally, you shouldn't eat more than two to three servings of low-fat dairy items per day, according to the USDA Food Pyramid -- less if you have high cholesterol.