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Why is camel milk the better choice for lactose intolerant people?

Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem that affects around 30% of the population. People, diagnosed with lactose intolerance, are usually advised to avoid milk and dairy products - but completely removing those from your menu can be a challenging and unpleasant thing to do. Fortunately, there is an alternative to traditional dairy products and that’s camel milk.

Camel milk is widely consumed in in some parts of the world, such as Somalia, Mongolia and the UAE and is given predominantly to children in order to strengthen their immune system. In recent years, scientists have experimented with camel’s milk and successfully demonstrated its superiority to cow’s milk in patients with dairy allergies or lactose intolerance.

Because of its specific features, camel milk is a safer and healthier option for patients, suffering from lactose intolerance. A vast body of research suggests that acceptance of camel milk is excellent and doesn’t result in any undesirable side effects or reactions. Moreover, camel milk has been demonstrated to be especially good for children, suffering from severe food and milk allergies. Consumption of camel milk not only didn’t trigger a side effect, but actually helped the children recover fully from their allergies.

The main reason why camel milk is the better choice, if you’re suffering from lactose intolerance or milk allergies is that it doesn’t contain beta-lactoglobin - the protein, found in cow’s milk that causes allergic reactions. Camel milk is also healthier than cow’s milk, as it contains only 2% fat and the small percentage of lactose present in the milk makes it possible for patients suffering from lactose intolerance to digest it successfully. What makes it even more beneficial is that camel milk is rich in immunoglobulins, which are very similar to the ones found in mother’s milk. This particular feature of the camel’s milk is used to strengthen future responses to food, which alleviates the symptoms of food and dairy allergies and protects the organism from viruses, bacteria and various external agents.

 

References:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20857626

http://www.medigraphic.com/pdfs/revalemex/ram-2010/ram101e.pdf

https://www.ima.org.il/FilesUpload/IMAJ/0/51/25828.pdf

http://www.scielo.cl/scielo.php?pid=S0717-75182011000200011&script=sci_arttext


1 Comment

giovanna
giovanna

September 11, 2015

Just tried some camel milk for my ASD son. He doesn’t like milk normally at all, yet he was curious when he saw the different bottle and he wanted to try. I didn’t think for a second he would like it, I was going to disguise the taste with cocoa and honey, as he only likes milk in hot chocolate, but he took to it and drank almost a whole pint in one afternoon! He says it’s “nice and creamy” and loves it. I love it too, it’s really tasty and I’m not a milk lover either. My husband had some last night and this morning he said he felt so good and energized (he gets up a five in the morning every day to go to work). I’m recommending it on the blog for ASD parents I’m on and hope it catches on, so the prices can come down!

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