According to a 2021 article in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, sheep’s milk is a rich source of bioactive substances that promote health. It’s loaded with fatty acids, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Sheep’s milk also has a high amount of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), known for reducing obesity and type 2 diabetes. The milk also boasts biopeptides with antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, and it might combat cancer cells.
A 2021 article in Frontiers in Nutrition says that goat milk and goat dairy products can help people manage cholesterol. Goat milk also contains proteins that have been found to inhibit ACE, an enzyme linked to hypertension, potentially making goat milk products useful for managing blood pressure. Goat milk also has a more favorable omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio that’s recommended for cardiovascular health. Certain compounds in goat’s milk can reduce body fat and exhibit antioxidant properties, potentially protecting against conditions associated with high cholesterol and oxidative stress.