Camel Milk vs Cow Milk
Camel milk is loaded with nutrients such as Vitamin E, Selenium, Iron, Folate and much more. Here’s some of what is included in one (1) cup of camel milk. The % DV (percent daily value) means that one serving provides that % of what you need each day. Daily values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet for healthy adults.
* 10% DV of protein
* 30% DV of calcium
* 11% DV of potassium
* 70% DV of vitamin B1
* 15% DV of phosphorus.
Camel milk is 50% lower in fat than cow milk and has ten (10) times more Vitamin C and Iron than cow milk. Camel milk contains monounsaturated fats that have some of the same heart and cardiovascular benefits of olive oil.
Cow milk can cause casein allergy. Casein is a protein that is found in all mammal’s milk and dairy products. A casein allergy occurs when your body’s immune system incorrectly thinks casein is harmful and produces allergic antibodies for protection. The interaction between these antibodies and casein triggers the release of chemicals like histamine and can cause the following symptoms:
* Skin reactions such as hives, rashes and/or itchy skin
* Swelling of the mouth, tongue, lips, face or throat
* Nasal congestion, coughing, itchy eyes, runny nose, or wheezing
* A life-threatening allergic reaction called Anaphylaxis that can occur very quickly
* Gastrointestinal inflammation
* Increased risk of heart disease
* Increased risk of diabetes.
Cow milk has A1 beta-casein proteins, the protein to which people who have a cow milk allergy react negatively.
Camel milk contains A2 beta-casein proteins. Studies have shown that people with an allergy to cow milk can usually consume A2 beta-casein without adverse reactions.
Camel milk nutrients have been found to decrease oxidative stress and enhance absorption of vitamin E and C and increase glutathione levels. Oxidative stress is essentially an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants. Without sufficient antioxidants, the free radicals are able to damage cells and tissues and cause degeneration of the body.
Additionally, camel milk does not increase blood glucose (sugar) levels because it contains an insulin-like protein to assist with control of blood sugar.
The composition of camel milk is virtually bio-identical to human mother’s milk and so is a nutritious, easily digested milk for children.
The combination of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals in camel milk make it a superior source of nutrition to support health and well-being!