Lactose and gluten intolerance: what you need to know!
We have previously explained the difference between allergy and intolerance, now let's go into the details of the most widespread intolerances in the population and their causes. What is lactose intolerance? Because the body cannot metabolize it? Lactose is a disaccharide, that is, a compound sugar present in dairy products and all its derivatives, formed by two simpler sugars: glucose and galactose. Normally the body metabolizes it through lactase, an enzyme produced by some bacteria such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. Lactase breaks the bond between glucose and galactose and allows their digestion. When the enzyme is reduced or [...]