The habit of drinking raw goat milk is considered to provide health benefits, among others, to get rid of parasites in the digestive tract. It is also believed by artist actor Iron Man 3, Gwyneth Paltrow. He admitted likes to drink goat milk for 8 days in a row to get good mood and health.
Is that right? Reported by the Daily Star page, what is done by Gwyneth Paltrow is actually not recommended. In fact, if you have sensitive digestion, the habit can cause the stomach to become bloated.
“You may have more gas in the stomach,” explains Dr. Kyle Staller, a gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.
The reason is raw goat milk or raw cow milk contains lactose. If entered in the digestion, which means processed with bacteria in the intestine, it will produce gas. That causes stomach bloating after drinking raw milk.
In addition, the potential existence of harmful parasites that live in uncooked milk is also high. The parasite can trigger an infection such as toxoplasmosis infection. You will experience fever, dizziness, and in women can harm the fetus if pregnant. There are also parasitic brucellosis infections that cause pain in the joints and muscles.
Cooking milk or pasteurized milk can minimize the presence of the parasite. Especially if the process of milking goat milk is not sterile. So it is better if the milk is cooked first, before consumed.