Review: Nutritional and Therapeutic Characteristics of Camel Milk in Children

"Out of the 472 records found in the resources, 35 related studies were included in the final analysis. The result showed that camel milk is highly nutritious and is safe for consumption by children."

Highlights

  • Camel milk is the closest to a human mother’s milk
  • Camel milk has lower lactose in comparison with cow’s milk; camel’s milk can be considered an alternative
  • Fermented camel milk had a higher content of sodium and potassium and stopped diarrhea; improvement in Crohn’s and autism diseases such as diarrhea; bowel movements were considered normal
  • Incidence of milk allergy in infants and young children is very high. Camel milk can safely be used as an alternative
  • Camel milk provides many benefits, especially for autistic children. Camel milk is traditionally used in autism treatment in some areas of the world. Patients were also observed to be quieter and less self-destructive. Some other symptoms improved such as better sleep; increased motor planning and spatial awareness; increased eye contact; better language and improved gastrointestinal function.
  • Camel milk proved its potential effect in the treatment of food allergies. Camel milk proteins can be used as a new protein source for food allergies

"The results showed the many benefits of camel milk, especially for children. These findings revealed that camel milk is safer for children, is effective in the treatment of autism, and improves general well-being."

References

  1. Zibaee, S., Musa Al-Reza Hosseini, S., Yousefi, M., Taghipour, A., Kiani, M., & Noras, M. (2015). Nutritional and Therapeutic Characteristics of Camel Milk in Children: A Systematic Review. Electronic Physician,7(7), 1523-1528. doi:10.19082/1523

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