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Lactose Intolerance: Special Foods for You!

What is it? Intolerance originates from the individual's inability to digest lactose, a kind of sugar contained in milk and its derivatives. This inability is due to the absence of the intestinal enzyme lactase, which is responsible for breaking down milk sugar, allowing for better absorption. How to diagnose? The diagnosis is usually made at home by the individual himself, as the symptoms are quite visible. Symptoms are abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, indigestion, bloating, flatulence, among others. If you realize that you have lactose intolerance, look for a doctor to clear this doubt and be able to live better. He will carry out an examination and will soon detect if you are really intolerant.

Did you know that there are 3 types of intolerance? Congenital: in this case the baby is already born without the ability to produce lactase, this occurs rarely. Primary: lactase production decreases over the years. Secondary: the individual already has a disease in the intestine that affects the production of lactase.

Treatment! The treatment is done through some diets and medicines prescribed by a specialist. You can indeed ingest a considerable amount of food with milk, but everything with supervision, to identify the amount that your body supports!

Special foods for you! Pecanobre offers a very diverse line of products that do not have lactose, pecan nuts with chocolate 50% cocoa 0 lactose are a great option for you, or even as a gift for someone who has an intolerance and loves chocolate. If you like to drink milk, or make recipes with it, opt for those made with soy, chestnuts, rice and oats...which are very tasty options.


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