Camel’s milk has been found to hold superfood benefits, outshining other forms of milk

You’ve probably tried organic cow’s milk before, or maybe even goat milk, but have you ever tried camel milk? Before you discount this unusual dairy source, you should know that certain cultures have been drinking camel milk for thousands of years. What’s more is that this emerging superfood may actually contain more nutritional value than other forms of milk. Potentially one of the most superior types of milk, camel milk can provide a number of surprising health benefits.

Camel milk is fundamentally different from cow’s milk in many aspects. For one thing, it contains higher levels of protein, vitamins, minerals, and unsaturated fatty acids than cow’s milk. However, it also contains lower amounts of cholesterol and lactose, making it easier to digest for those who are lactose-intolerant. In fact, it may even be able to help reduce the symptoms of lactose intolerance. Its whey proteins and caseins also have a different composition than that of regular cow’s milk. This might contribute to its more potent healing properties, not to mention its more effective antibacterial and antiviral characteristics.

If you haven’t tasted camel milk yet, give it a try and you might just be able to reap multiple health benefits:

Camel milk is an excellent source of protein

Imagine being able to bulk up and increase your protein intake without having to consume large quantities of meat or having to take any synthetic protein supplements. This idea might now be possible with camel’s milk. Containing over 200 unique proteins, camel milk is a protein powerhouse. Additionally, some of the proteins it contains are immunoglobulins that can help boost your immune system.

Camel milk is rich in antioxidants

The high antioxidant content of camel milk can allow it to combat free radicals and protect against oxidative stress. What’s more is that it may help reduce the symptoms of cancer. According to a study published in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, it was found that camel milk could induce cancer cell death in both HepG2 as well as MCF7 cells.

Camel milk has a beneficial impact on children with autism

Children with autism can greatly benefit from drinking camel milk. In one study, it was found that children with autism who were given camel milk had lower levels of oxidative stress than those who were not given camel milk. Those who were given camel milk also exhibited an improvement in behavioral and cognitive tests. In some case studies, it was observed that the consumption of camel milk may even help reduce the symptoms of autism.

Camel milk is an effective anti-diabetic agent

If you have Type 2 diabetes, you can manage your symptoms and prevent insulin resistance by drinking camel milk. It is believed that the reason camel milk is able to do this is because of its small ‘insulin-like’ molecule substances that are capable of mimicking the interaction of insulin with your body’s receptors. (Related: Camel’s milk found to restore insulin activity in diabetics, making it a natural treatment for the disease.)

Camel milk naturally reduces anxiety

You can drink camel milk to enhance your mood. This is because the neurotransmitter, GABA, is thought to naturally reduce anxiety symptoms. The GABA content of camel milk is higher and much more bioavailable than that of regular cow milk. Camel milk also contains plenty of probiotics that can promote healthy gut bacteria. By supporting gut health, camel milk can then help to reduce levels of depression and anxiety.

Camel milk closely resembles human mother’s milk

In terms of total protein, fat, vitamin, and mineral content, camel milk is the closest substitute for human mother’s milk. It is generally considered a suitable alternative for some infants and toddlers in need of milk alternatives due to its high content of phospholipids. However, that doesn’t mean that adults can’t reap the nutritional benefits of camel milk as well. People of all ages can drink camel milk to increase their nutrient intake and improve their digestion.

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