Milk is a source of several nutrients. However, certain people show lactose intolerance, as we has seen in earlier articles, and may not be able to consume milk.
However there are several milk alternatives that a lactose intolerant person can consume. Here are some of them: Continue reading “Milk alternatives for the lactose intolerant”
What products contain lactose?
Lactose is present in many food products and in some medications. Below are some sources of lactose.
Lactose is in all milk and milk products. Manufacturers also often add milk and milk products to boxed, canned, frozen, packaged, and prepared foods. People who have digestive symptoms after consuming a small quantity of lactose should be aware of the many food products that may contain even small amounts of lactose, such as: Continue reading “Products which contain lactose”
Milk is rich in type of sugar called lactose. The small intestine—the organ where most food digestion and nutrient absorption take place—produces an enzyme called lactase. Lactase breaks down lactose into two simpler forms of sugar: glucose and galactose. The body then absorbs these simpler sugars into the bloodstream.
What is lactose intolerance?
Lactose intolerance is a condition in which people have digestive symptoms—such as bloating, diarrhea, and gas—after eating or drinking milk or milk products. Such people have deficiency of the emzyme lactase in the body. Continue reading “Milk and lactose intolerance”