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MILK AND LACTOSE INTOLERANCE
Milk is one of the most consumed foods in the world and is a complete food. It is able to provide us mainly with energy in the form of sugars and fats. But animal milk also contains numerous vitamins and minerals.
There is hardly any other raw material in the world with which man is able to produce as many different products: from creamy yogurt to butter, from sour cream to different types of cheese: all this can be done with milk. . But not even milk is all the same. There are many forms of both vegetable and animal origin; the latter are the ones we will focus on in this article.
Milk is the first food we eat when we are just born and during weaning it guarantees us all the nutritional properties necessary to grow healthy and strong.
Unfortunately, it often happens that as we grow up we begin to no longer tolerate the intake of this ingredient, causing us unpleasant intestinal disorders and more ... this disorder, which can be more or less serious from subject to subject, takes the name of lactose intolerance.
To tell the truth we are not intolerant towards milk; intolerance is found towards a specific sugar present within it, called lactose. Reading this article you will find a lot of information about it: ( click here to learn more ).
Those who suffer from this unpleasant intolerance often struggle to compromise with their palate. That's why we decided to create this small column with some valid alternatives of animal origin to continue to take this delicious food.
The classic: cow's milk (cow's milk)
Cow's milk, also called cow's milk, is certainly the most popular and best known form of milk. Cow's milk has recently fallen into disrepute due to the new diets that often denigrate cow's milk by claiming that it is full of hormones, antibiotics and that it is not well tolerated by our body, especially in the case of those who are lactose intolerant. milk sugar.
In any case, it is certainly better to make sure at the time of purchase that the milk is organic and of certified Italian origin.
The prerequisite for the consumption of cow's milk is certainly its tolerability in our body; those who are in fact intolerant to lactose should refrain from consuming it completely; a variety of reactions such as cramps, diarrhea, abdominal spasms, and so on may occur. Fortunately, there are alternatives that allow us to enjoy a good glass of milk without feeling sick. Let's see what they are together.
Goat's milk - tolerated and genuine
Goat's milk is becoming increasingly popular, thanks also to the new trends in food diets. Goat milk certainly has advantages over cow's milk from which it differs in particular in the proportion of nutrients and in taste. Goat milk, for example, contains much more Vitamin D than cow's milk and as we all know, Vitamin D is essential in our diet, especially for women.
As for the taste, goat's milk, if it were really fresh, has a much stronger and more pungent flavor than cow's milk, but at the same time also sweeter. The cause of its particular flavor is due to the presence of short-chain fatty acids.
Goat milk is also better tolerated by the body of lactose intolerant people as this type of milk naturally contains less lactose than its cow counterpart.
However, if you have a known cow's milk allergy, you should first discuss the consumption of goat milk with your doctor.
Sheep's milk - more than just delicious cheese
Another good alternative to cow's milk is represented by sheep's milk which is still consumed little despite the fact that there are many famous products prepared with a base of this ingredient. Last but not least, we mention the famous Pecorino Romano, which often accompanies our favorite first courses.
Sheep's milk has the advantage of containing a higher protein content than the competing cow's milk, but it also contains more fat. This aspect often frightens consumers but it is its fat content that makes this milk more tolerated by lactose intolerant.
The taste of sheep's milk does not differ much from that of cow's milk, although in general, sheep's milk is a little tastier.
What is the best milk?
There is no precise answer as to which milk variant is the best. Here everyone must decide individually based on their tastes and needs and above all once they understand which form is most tolerated by our body. In any case, an optimal supply of all nutrients cannot generally be achieved with milk alone and it is advisable to follow a healthy and balanced diet. In general we can say that the quality of the milk is also fundamental and it is certainly better to buy one that is from your own territory than one of foreign origin. Made in Italy food is synonymous with qualitative excellence.
Beware of lactose!
When we think of milk sugar, therefore lactose, we often only think of cow's milk. The truth is that goat's milk and sheep's milk also contain lactose, although they are better tolerated. In general, all animal milk contains lactose. However, due to its high fat content, sheep's milk is generally better tolerated by those with lactose intolerance.
However, you will no longer have to give up your favorite milk, even when you are lactose intolerant. In fact, thanks to Lactosolution tablets you will be able to drink any source of milk without having to sacrifice. It will be enough to take a tablet of Lactosolution before drinking your favorite glass of milk or before a cappuccino to be able to digest it without feeling sick.