Raw camel milk has been utilized as a critical source of nourishment by Middle Eastern nomads and Bedouins for generations when crossing the desert or when they don’t have access to other types of food. Did you know camel milk in the UK and worldwide is gaining high importance?
In this blog, I’ll discuss the health benefits of camel milk, a type of dairy drink that you’ve probably never tried. I’ll also evaluate the nutritional benefits of camel milk vs cow, as well as why camel milk can be a good option if you have dairy allergies.
What Are the Health Benefits of Camel Milk?
Desert Farms’ fresh camel milk provides a number of health benefits and qualities that have been scientifically proven, including:
- Insulin-like factors that reduce blood sugar spikes.
- Its lactose (milk sugar) is easier to absorb than cow milk.
- It has a casein protein that isn’t inflammatory.
- Lactoferrin and immunoglobulins give it colostrum-like qualities.
- Micronutrients such as calcium, potassium, and B vitamins are abundant in this food.
Camel milk, like other dairy products, is high in some micronutrients like calcium & B vitamins. Moreover, it’s high in lactoferrin and immunoglobulins, unlike milk from other animals.
Lactoferrin is a healthy protein found in milk and other physiological fluids such as the eye, nose, and intestine.
Camel Milk Vs Cow Milk
Cow milk is frequently promoted as a healthy & nutritious beverage that is high in protein and calcium, which aids in the development of strong bones in children.
However, the human body is not designed to adequately metabolize cow’s milk, making it a less-than-ideal diet for both children and adults.
The fundamental problem with most cow milk is that it includes an inflammatory protein (casein beta A1) as well as a form of milk sugar that most individuals are unable to digest.
As previously mentioned, camel milk has a better digestible form of lactose as well as a protein that hasn’t been linked to inflammation. Cow milk also contains more carbohydrates and sugar, as well as more fat and protein.
Camel Milk and The Ketogenic Diet
If you’ve been on the keto diet for a time, you’re probably aware that dairy milk isn’t considered a keto-friendly option.
So, if you had asked me before I started writing this post whether camel milk is keto or not, I would have undoubtedly said “no.”
Consider this: how can camel’s milk, which has only 4.5 grams of fat and 8 grams of sugar, be considered keto?
It turns out that camel milk is keto-certified. And, if you look at the certification criteria, you’ll notice that camel milk has less net carbohydrates than the regulation allows.
However, this does not imply that you can stay in ketosis by drinking a bottle of camel milk every day. As a result, I advise only drinking it in moderation.
How Does Camel Milk Taste?
Everyone who tried camel milk said that it tasted just like cow milk. I understand that the idea of drinking camel milk is strange to you because it’s something you’ve never done before. But, if you like the taste of milk in general, I assure you’ll love it after your first sip.
Overall, I liked being able to add camel milk to my daily beverage routine, along with my favorites such as black coffee, water, home-brewed water kefir, and a glass of wine (in the evening).