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Why Camel Milk is Great For You

The majestic creature of the Middle East offers more that meets the eyes!

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2 May 2016

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Normally used for lugging weight from one place to another, the camel has many benefits, making it a valued member of the Middle Eastern society.


With their ability to work through the tough weather conditions, and days without food or water, camels are unique in the way that they can continue a task through the harshest of circumstances.

Camels have a long history with mankind that dates back to thousands of years ago.

Aside from lugging caravan weight from one place to another, camels also provide milk, which people have been drinking from as far as back as 5,000 years ago!

Today, camel milk is easily available in the grocery stores across the Middle East, and with good reason too, as camel milk has been linked to a number of health benefits for humans.

Science has determined that milk, referred to as ‘white gold,’ can help with cholesterol levels, irritable bowel syndrome, hepatitis, autism, Crohn’s disease and more!

Diabetes preventative
To start, it has been suggested, through scientific research that the consumption of camel milk can help prevent diabetes, a rising issue amongst many Middle Eastern residents who follow poor diets and unhealthy lifestyles.

Camel milk is said to be effective in reducing levels of glycated haemoglobin, which contributes to the glucose levels in the blood, particularly those diagnosed with diabetes.

It is said that camel milk has shown insulin-like molecules, therefore, the consumption of camel milk can reduce the insulin dosage that is required for diabetes patients.

Prevents infections
Aside from the benefits that camel milk has on diabetes patients, this liquid gem also has large amounts of antibodies and enzymes such as lactoperoxidase, which help protect against a number of infections.

Good for your cholesterol
Camel milk has also been deemed beneficial for cholesterol control and anemia as it has a high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fatty acid, both of which can reduce harmful forms of cholesterol in the blood.

Rich with vitamins
Camel milk is also high in mineral and vitamin content, as it has a high content of vitamin C and anti-colon cancer content.


Although camel milk is not usually the first choice for those looking to consume a dairy product, it is much healthier and safer to consume than cow’s milk as it has more benefits and less fat content.