It depends on the individual and the severity of the symptoms. Most people find that they are unable to drink cow's milk but some are ok eating some foods with small amounts of cow's milk in, whilst other sufferers might not be able to at all. However, this does not necessarily mean having to avoid all milk products. For example goats milk can make a great natural alternative and can comfortably be consumed by cows milk allergy or sensitivity sufferers..Although goats milk, like cow's milk and human milk, contains low amounts of lactose, many people can drink it without any ill effect. This is primarily because of its in superior digestibility. Goats milk is more completely and easily absorbed than cow's milk, leaving less undigested residue behind in the colon to quite literally ferment and cause the uncomfortable symptoms of lactose intolerance. Goats milk constitution is so digestable that it is not classified as dairy and that includes all its associated derivitive products such as cheese, yogurts and butter.
The nutrient composition of goats milk is very different to that of cows' milk. In addition to containing 13% more calcium than cow's milk, goats milk also has 25% more vitamin B-6, 47% more vitamin A, 134% more potassium and 350% more niacin. Goats milk is also higher in chloride, copper and manganese and contains 27% more of the essential nutrient selenium. Goats milk contains none of the controversial Bovine Growth Hormones (BGH) either and is very easy for our bodies to digest..
Goats milk is available in all major supermarkets in fresh or evaporated format and comes in full fat or semi skimmed versions. |It is also available in long life cartons There are several goats milk by-products such as butter cheeses and yogurts to choose from too, which like goats milk, are also easier for our digestive systems to absorb than cows milk equivilents.