Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Are You Lactose Intolerant?


Do you know anyone who can't consume milk or milk-based products? The condition is not uncommon and these people are classified as lactose intolerant.

Lactose is the main carbohydrate or sugar found in milk, and in varying quantities in dairy products made from milk including yoghurt, ice cream, soft cheeses and butter. Lactose (milk sugar) intolerance results from an inability to digest lactose in the small intestine.

Back in the cave-days, the only time a person would ever ingest lactose would be when they were infants getting milk from their mothers. During their adult lives milk was never consumed. Only with the invention of agriculture has milk become readily available to adults. Lactose is unique in that only in milk does it exist as a free form, unattached to other molecules.

What causes lactose intolerance?

Lactose is digested in the small intestine by an enzyme called lactase. This enzyme allows the body to break down the lactose into two simple sugars, glucose and galactose. These are quickly absorbed by the intestine and provide energy for the body. The level of the lactase enzyme varies between individuals, as does the severity of the symptoms caused by lactose intolerance.

What are the symptoms of lactose intolerance?

Symptoms range from milk abdominal discomfort, bloating and excessive wind to sever abdominal cramps and diarrhoea.

Substitutes for lactose-containing foods

Lactose intolerance generally isn't serious and can be controlled by some simple changes in your diet. The dietary changes for lactose intolerance should include the exclusion of those foods highest in lactose. There is now a wide range of fresh soy milks, yoghurts and ice creams which are lactose free and calcium enriched. Many dairy foods actually have little or no lactose so you can continue to enjoy them.

The power of soy protein

Soy-based products are on the rise for very healthy reasons. The humble soybean boasts some extraordinary benefits. Lactose-free, soy protein is a "complete protein" which contains all 9 essential amino acids in the right balance to meet your body's needs. Soy protein is the only plant protein that is complete. This makes it a great substitute for many meats, allowing you to eliminate more saturated fat and cholesterol from your diet.

While soybeans have much to offer from a protein perspective, it is because they contain so many nutrients, such as isoflavones, that they are now the centre of so much attention. Soy protein enhances the body's ability to retain and better absorb calcium into the bones. Soy isoflavones help by slowing bone loss and inhibiting bone breakdown.

Lactose-Free Soy Recipes

There are an abundance of wonderful soy recipes that enable you to get all the benefits of soy....without the traditional soy flavour. Further information available at the link below.

Kim Beardsmore is a weight loss consultant whose business operates across 60 countries. This world renowned, medically approved program will give you results you'll love and all the support you need! Estimate your healthy body weight, tons of recipes, articles, ezine and more at http://weight-loss-health.com.au


MORE RESOURCES:

Children learn about nutrition, tour firetruck at Jackson Schools free family ...
The Jackson Citizen Patriot
JACKSON, MI – Hundreds of kids gathered at Loomis Park to gobble down a free hot lunch, play games and tour a firetruck as part of the Jackson Public Schools' Summer Nutrition Program. The event, which ran from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 ...



CNBC.com

Hospira May Buy Danone Medical-Nutrition Unit for $5 Billion
Wall Street Journal
Danone, which makes Activia yogurt and Evian water, entered the medical-nutrition market in 2007 when it bought Numico, the Dutch maker of baby and medical foods. A medical-nutrition sale could be Danone's biggest divestiture since it sold its baked ...
Danone Advances After Medical-Nutrition Unit Talk ReportsBloomberg
Hospira in talks to buy Danone medical nutrition armCNBC.com
Danone in talks to sell medical nutrition unit to Hospira: FTReuters
NASDAQ
all 75 news articles »


89.3 KPCC

Nutrition Society paper on processed food draws colleagues' ire
89.3 KPCC
The American Society for Nutrition published a paper last week stating that processed foods make up a vital part of the American diet, drawing the ire of some prominent nutritionists, who criticized the paper and accused its authors of conflicts of ...
Celebrating junk food?San Mateo Daily Journal

all 4 news articles »


Bullying, nutrition among issues tackled by students from Springfield Summer ...
MassLive.com
They urged others to read the nutrition information on the back of food packages and to make exercise a part of their lives. And they also enjoyed a video montage of some of the scenes from the summer camp held at the Springfield College campus.



Nourish Nutrition and Health Now Accepting Highmark Insurance
Insurance News Net
Effective today, the wellness company, Nourish Nutrition and Health, is now accepting Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance . Owned by Samantha Mendelowitz , registered dietician and licensed dietetic nutritionist, Nourish Nutrition and Health ...



Rapid Q&A: Fitness & Nutrition edition
HLNtv.com
We talk about fitness and nutrition on HLN Now every week as part of our “Get It Back In Gear Monday” series. But many of you still have questions about how to exercise and eat right. So, we asked celebrity fitness and nutrition expert Mark MacDonald ...

and more »


Fox News (blog)

Obama policy on nutrition is hard to digest
Fox News (blog)
That's because the committee in charge of setting the guidelines appears to be more concerned with sustainable agriculture and the virtues of veganism than with developments in nutrition science. This injection of activism into an entirely non ...
US food board: Bad to the boneHuman Events

all 4 news articles »


Practical Nutrition: Try sunflower seeds for nutritious twist on nuts in recipes
Richmond Times-Dispatch
... Sawyer is a registered dietitian with VCU Medical Center where she provides outpatient nutrition counseling. Contact her at maryjosawyer@ymail.com, and follow her on Facebook at Practical Nutrition, Mary-Jo Sawyer, RD, or on Twitter @MaryJoSawyer.



South Asia Conference on Nutrition Security aims to Strengthen Collaborative ...
Thomson Reuters Foundation
A group of organizations from the Coalition for Food and Nutrition Security in India is organizing a 2-day 'South Asia Conference on Policies and Practices to Improve Nutrition Security 2014' through region-wide collaborations, which started in New ...



Korzun named director of performance nutrition
Packers.com
Korzun comes to the Packers after serving as the director of sports nutrition for the University of Oregon athletic department since August 2012. He started working as a sport dietitian for several sports for the United States Olympic Committee in May ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.