Antioxidant Properties of Goat's Milk
Antioxidants and Free Radicals
What are antioxidants? Antioxidants are nutrients found in certain foods in which help fight off free radicals. What are free radicals? Free radicals are harmful molecules that are believed to contribute to many health conditions. These metabolic byproducts are known to cause damage to both cells and tissue throughout the body. A free radical is a molecule or atom with unpaired electrons that make them unstable. They attack the nearest molecule available to steal its electron. When a molecule has one of its electrons stolen, it has now become a free radical, which then leads to a chain reaction leading to the disruption of living cells.
Goat’s milk has both vitamins A & E
Vitamins A and E are great sources of antioxidants as well as flavonoids, which make plants, vegetable, fruits, algae, tea and fish oil great sources of antioxidants. Another great source of antioxidant power is from goat’s milk. Yes, goat’s milk. Goat’s milk has both Vitamins A and E in it. Both these vitamins are known to destroy free radicals generated through the skin by the pollutants passed through from harmful synthetic chemicals.
Vitamin A is known to have healthy benefits in skin care, helps with acne, eczema, wound healing, and resistance to infections, and many more benefits promoting optimal health. In fact vitamin A is recommended by dermatologist for promoting healthy younger looking skin. Most common source of vitamin A are carrots, but can be obtained in sweet potatoes, cantaloupes, watermelon, spinach, broccoli, lettuce, asparagus, eggs, peas, and yes goat’s milk! So if carrot juice is not your thing you could try a nice cold beverage of goat’s milk or lather your entire body with goat’s milk soap.
Vitamin E is considered to be very effective in preventing skin cancer due to its ability to protect the skin from the sun and of course its powerful antioxidant properties reducing or preventing sun damage. Also vitamin E helps reduce appearance of stretch marks, prevents age spots, and maintains the skin’s oil balance. Because vitamin E is known for its antioxidant properties and many skin benefits, is this vitamin so often added into skin care products like lotions, creams, salves, and soaps.
This is just one of the many great health benefits goat’s milk has to offer. Many have made the switch from cow’s milk to goat’s milk for various health reasons, and in fact many of those who are lactose intolerant can often drink goat’s milk with no complications. Many seem to get grossed out with the thought of drinking goat's milk, but much of that I believe is a mental thing. I have drank goat's milk several times without knowing that I was drinking it, and could never tell the difference.
Goat’s milk has also become very popular in the skin care industry as goat milk is very therapeutic to the skin as well.
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