5-plus surprising health benefits of camel milk, from your friendly natural dentists in Clearwater, FL
We live by the principles of natural dentistry. After all, it is in our name!
Dr. Beata A. Carlson and her associates, account for the factors that contribute to an attractive, healthy smile and overall health and well-being. One of the best things you can do for your smile, body, and spirit is to feed it well. We recommend whole natural foods, including camel milk.
With so many varieties of dairy and plant-based milk easily within reach, you may be wondering, “What’s so great about milk from camels?” Due to its many unique and beneficial properties, there are numerous surprising health benefits of camel milk for Clearwater, FL patients.
While the calories, protein, and carbs in camel’s milk are comparable to “conventional” dairy, the product contains a host of vitamins, minerals, and good fats that aren’t present in cow milk (or present to the levels found in camel-derived dairy). Camel milk is abundant in Vitamins B and C, and minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, folate, and potassium. A great source of long-chain and unsaturated fatty acids, camel’s milk supports brain and heart health. Also, drink to the milk’s antioxidants — the answer to eliminating free-radical damage and oxidative stress.
Camel milk is low in saturated fat (a great “go-to” for weight loss!) and is free of unnecessary, questionable ingredients due to its high concentration of essential nutrients. Camel milk stays fresh for up to three weeks.
It’s a natural immunity-booster.
Camel milk gets its immune-boosting reputation from the presence of lactoferrin, antibodies, and immunoglobulins. Lactoferrin inhibits the proliferation of organisms such as E. coli that are associated with severe infections. Immunoglobulins are disease-fighters, which ease allergic symptoms. Furthermore, antibody proteins target foreign invaders and substances such as antigens – purging them from your immune system.
Notably, many medications used to manage, heal, and treat autoimmune disorders only suppress the immune system; however, camel milk boosts the immune system. This characteristic makes camel milk a particularly attractive and effective option to address Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other autoimmune diseases.
It helps to keep diabetes under control.
Numerous studies have linked the milk’s antihyperglycemic properties and insulin-like proteins to lower blood sugar and long-term glycemic control among people with diabetes. The National Institutes of Health reported adults with Type 1 diabetes who consumed two cups of camel milk lowered their blood sugar and insulin (in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise) than those who did not drink it. Some study subjects no longer needed insulin.
Perhaps there is no better example of these beneficial properties than the Raika camel-raising tribal community in northwest India. Diabetes is almost non-existent there. When 2,000 of the tribe’s members were studied, it was discovered that camel milk consumption was the defining factor behind this protective feature – not genetics or healthy lifestyles. Follow-up studies reinforced this idea; Raika members who didn’t drink camel’s milk developed diabetes.
Additionally, how the insulin is encapsulated (by nanoparticles) is thought to play a role, aiding in transporting the hormone intact into the bloodstream.
It’s a rejuvenating powerhouse!
Camel milk contains many of the ingredients found in high-end skincare and beauty products and medical-grade procedures. These ingredients include alpha-hydroxy acids, which are lauded for their ability to soften fine lines and wrinkles, slough away dead skin cells, and even skin tone. It’s also gentle to the skin. So, it’s a great natural option for those patients with sensitive skin who can’t tolerate most OTC or prescription products.
Camel milk also contains age-fighters such as collagen, elastin, and lanolin, which help to lock in moisture and add strength, firmness, and elasticity to the skin. Want to inject some softness and sheen back into your locks? Look no further than camel’s milk. It’s no wonder that this was Cleopatra’s product of choice for beautiful skin and hair.
It’s a promising treatment for behavioral, neurodegenerative conditions.
Researchers have found a positive correlation between the routine use of camel’s milk and a reduction in symptoms of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases. It’s thought that the antioxidant properties within camel milk are responsible for these documented improvements.
Additionally, as an anti-inflammatory agent, camel milk has been documented to improve the pain of arthritis and rheumatism and to treat still other inflammatory conditions such as bronchitis.
And here are yet more reasons to add camel’s milk to your diet!
For centuries, nomadic cultures in harsh, desert environments depended on camel milk for their nutritional needs. It’s never been easier to experience the health advantages that these cultures have known of all along. Consider:
- Camel milk is commercially produced and sold, just like other varieties of plant- and animal-based milk. So, it’s much more accessible than you might assume. If you can’t find it at your favorite natural food retailer, look no further than the wealth of e-commerce stores online.
- Since camel milk mirrors a human mother’s milk, it’s not only highly nutritious, but it’s also highly comfortable to digest. Camel milk contains less lactose, which is the sugar in dairy that many people have difficulty digesting due to insufficient quantities of the enzyme lactase. The protein profile also differs, making it a proven option for patients with mild to severe allergies to cow’s milk.
- It’s easy to substitute camel’s milk in most recipes. The product is a tasty addition to coffee, tea, smoothies, pastries, soups, sauces, and dishes like macaroni and cheese. When using camel milk in recipes, this Middle Eastern-derived milk has a comparatively nutty and smoky flavor profile.
Drink to your oral health and overall well-being! Milk is notably “tooth-friendly” due to the presence of calcium. But not all types of milk have the many additional vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, proteins, and properties found in camel milk. We urge you to give this exotic-sounding (yet surprisingly accessible) product a try. And don’t hesitate to reach out to your trusted natural providers at Natural Dentistry with any questions.
Proper nutrition is the foundation for healthy teeth and a healthy life.