Amanda spreads the word about goats’ milk

St Helen’s Farm has teamed up with bestselling author and nutritionist Amanda Hamilton to educate the nation on the benefits of goats’ milk, as it’s revealed more and more of us are exploring other milk options. 

Amanda Hamilton has been one of the UK’s most established nutritionists for over a decade with a career that’s included more than eight internationally syndicated TV series and four books. Her approach to food is first and foremost realistic; farm to table, lots of plants, minimal processing, sustainable produce, adding in gut-friendly foods and regular fasts for wider health benefits. 

Amanda said “For me, goats’ products have always been a fridge staple. Goats’ milk has what I’d broadly call ‘digestive advantages’ as it is not only naturally rich in nutrients, it is gentler on the stomach because of its easily digestible fats and proteins. It’s also less likely to trigger allergy symptoms, has been reported to aid with eczema, asthma and digestive discomfort, and is lower in lactose than cows’ milk, making it a suitable alternative for those with lactose sensitivity.”

People are becoming more aware of the importance of gut health and how it effects our overall wellbeing, as a recent survey* has confirmed. However, despite 93%* of those surveyed admitting that the health of their stomach and gut is important to them, only 19%* were aware of the positive impact goats’ milk has on the digestive system. 

When it comes to supporting gut health, the non-digestible sugars or oligosaccharides within goats’ milk can act as a prebiotic. Prebiotics help maintain the health of the gut by encouraging the growth of good gut bacteria and preventing the growth of detrimental bacteria. Goats’ milk has 8x more oligosaccharides than cows’ milk (25-30mg/100ml compared to 2-3mg/100ml). 

Amanda said: “As more of us become aware that cows’ milk may not suit the needs of our bodies, seeking out an alternative can be overwhelming when faced with so many on the shelves. It’s never been more confusing to make the right personal choice! 

Amanda continued: “Whilst goats’ milk consumption currently accounts for a small but growing percentage of the UK dairy market, it is the milk choice of most of the world.”.  

Today, many choose goats’ milk because of its digestive advantages and gut health benefits. It is not only naturally rich in nutrients but is also gentler on the stomach because of its easily digestible fats and proteins. 

Click HERE to learn more about the health benefits of goats’ milk.  

*The survey was conducted by St Helen’s Farm and OnePoll, with 2,000 respondents and a demographic of UK Adults Nationally Representative.