Today we have become more aware of the true nutritional needs of our bodies. Various staple items in traditional diets have become defunct, are perceived as no longer necessary and have been tossed aside for more beneficial alternatives. Mares milk is one of these. Offering a host of health-giving benefits, mare’s milk is setting a new life style trend and here are some of the reasons why:-
Easy To Digest
One of the main benefits of mare’s milk is how easy it is to digest. Mare’s milk is not as rich as cow’s milk and contains low quantities of casein. These proteins are soluble when found in milk. However, as soon as they reach our stomachs, they change into curds. Our stomach enzymes find these curds hard to digest which slows down the process and can cause discomfort. Mare’s milk is gentle on digestion and can help to reduce symptoms such as bloating, indigestion and constipation.
Mare’s milk is very rich in vitamins. These include:-
Vitamin A – Important for healthy vision, immune systems and good bone structure.
Vitamin B1 – Prevents complications in the nervous system, promotes healthy muscles and intestines.
Vitamin B2 – Helps maintain a good energy rate by breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
Vitamin B6 – Promotes good brain health and blood flow
Vitamin B12 – Keeps the nervous system and blood cells healthy
Vitamin C – Vital for growth, development and repair of tissue
Vitamin K – Important for blood clotting and bone metabolism
All of the vitamins listed above are vital for optimal health.
Mare’s milk is full of beneficial minerals. These combine to help treat a number of health conditions. Some of the minerals found include:-
Potassium – Helps to reduce high blood pressure and the severity of anxiety and stress. Equally, potassium supports muscle strength and key functions in the nervous system.
Iron – Is most known for its impact on energy but also plays a key role in our immune system, gastro functions and temperature regulation.
Calcium – Is important for maintaining strong bones.It’s also important for the healthy use of our heart, muscles and nervous system.
Phosphorous – Plays an important role in how our body makes use of fats and carbohydrates.
Low in Calories
Mare’s milk has approximately half the number of calories found in cow’s milk. For people monitoring their cholesterol, mare’s milk is a highly suitable option for keeping levels low.
Kind to Skin
Another reason why people choose to swap to mare’s milk is the positive benefit it shows for those suffering from eczema and psoriasis. Mare’s milk contains an enzyme called lysozyme which has antimicrobial benefits for humans. The amino acid serine is recognised for its help with skin hydration alongside cystine, which provides additional sulfur. Long term consumption of mare’s milk helps the body promote the production of collagen.
Mare’s milk has long been used to treat skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema. It has a soothing and regenerative effect, and when combined with the natural, nutrient rich oils in our hand cream, it moisturises and protects your skin. No wonder Cleopatra was said to bathe in it.