If you consume milk and it causes indigestion which is associated with vomiting, gas, nausea and loose motion, you are most certainly suffering from lactose intolerance. Yea… remember, if you don’t like smell or flavour of milk, then you are not lactose intolerant, you just don’t like milk!
If you are facing lactose intolerance, then instead of removing entire dairy from your meal, you should consume fermented dairy products, for example, Dahi, Curd, Sour milk, Matha etc.
What actually happens in lactose intolerance is that a particular enzyme, Beta-galactosidase, native of colon, becomes unavailable in our small intestine. This enzyme helps in digestion of Lactose (milk sugar) by breaking it into glucose and galactose (Because our colon can not absorb Lactose as such). This glucose and galactose are further digested by other pathways in our colon and get absorbed. When galactosidase is not present or present in small numbers, lactose is not digested or improperly digested causing formation of gasses and other small compounds which cause diarrhea, vomiting, gas etc.
Beta-galactosidase enzyme develops in our colon during our infancy when we take mother’s milk. This is a natural enzyme. Same enzyme is also produced by certain fungus and bacteria.
Dahi is a production of such bacteria and yeasts only. They produce Beta-galactosidase enzyme which breaks lactose into glucose and galactose, which are further digested into lactic acid (this acid is responsible for sourness and curdling of milk, it is this acid only which gives sour taste to curd). So, when you consume Dahi, you are consuming already digested lactose, so your tummy will not have to worry for its load. Also, it is supplying Beta-galactosidase enzyme to your intestine and if you keep on consuming Dahi, someday, beta-galactosudase enzyme can be restored in the colon and you can again enjoy milk and its products!
There are plenty of tablets are available in the market carrying Beta Galactosidase enzymes and also lactose free milk (how come it is a milk if lactose is not there?), instead of taking them have Curd and Dahi in your meal. Tasty and natural way to restore your natural body.
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