Have you ever wondered why some people get a stomach upset after consuming milk? They will experience stomach cramps and give out a lot of gas before rushing to the toilet to relieve their bowels a few hours after drinking milk or consuming dairy products like ice cream.
This condition is called lactose intolerance. It is not a disease; it’s just that they are not able to properly digest milk. Milk is a whole food that contains carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals and salts. As for early breast milk, it additionally contains antibodies.
So, when you reach teenage years or adulthood, you may need to cut down on the consumption of milk and dairy products if you find yourself getting bloated, stomach cramps, and giving out a lot of gas after drinking milk.
Experiment: To emulsify the fat molecules in milk
A flat tray, food (3 different colouring ), whole milk, and liquid soap. colours
1. Pour the milk into the tray so that it covers the bottom.
2. Add about 6 – 8 drops of different
food coloured colouring the milk at different spots. onto
3. Add about 5 drops of liquid soap onto the drops of food
and observe what happens. colouring
4. When you drop the liquid soap onto the milk, it tries to break down the fat in the milk. This process is called emulsification. While it was doing that, it caused the
to scatter and colour a very mix creating display. colourful
- lak ] – a disaccharide found in milk that breaks down into glucose and galactose. tohs
- tol -uhnt] – unable to tolerate or endure. er
-uh- flach ] – generating gas in the alimentary canal. luhnt
- ih - muhl - suh ] – to make into or form an emulsion. fahy