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Facts about lactose intolerance


• Lactose intolerance is not an allergy but a digestive issue • Lactose is a natural sugar in milk made of 2 sugars (glucose and galactose) • Symptoms of lactose intolerance can include bloating, gas, abdominal pain, or nausea • Lactose intolerance can be cured • If you are lactose intolerant, you can still eat cheese and yogurt. The bacteria that fermented tin these foods have already broken-down the lactose as their food • Lactose is a healthier sugar as compared to fructose and has many health benefits • Galactose is considered the brain sugar and has been shown to help in brain development of babies. Galactose also is a requirement for the health of your body’s cellular health functioning as the structural substance for cells, cell walls, and intracellular matrix. • Galactose in Lactose has been shown to prevent tumor growth, enhance wound healing, decrease inflammation, enhance cellular communication, and increases calcium absorption • Lactose can be considered a prebiotic – feeding the bacteria in your digestive system • Lactose-free milk is available for people experiencing symptoms of lactose intolerance. It is exactly the same as regular milk only the enzyme lactase is added to pre-breakdown the lactose • Lactose intolerance is not purely genetic, but also a cultural phenomenon • Some people have a lactose “gene” which allows them to continue to produce more of the enzyme lactase into adulthood • Even if you don’t have the lactose gene, you can still digest lactose by growing lactose-digesting bacteria in your gut. The microbes can digest the lactose for you • People of Europeans descent are not the only ones that are lactose tolerant. There are cultures in Asia and Africa that also have no problems digesting lactose. – dairy moos.com
2016-10-31 10:25:06 1 years ago
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