You become what you eat!
A very old saying, that we have listening now and then and keep on ignoring it, but it actually is a great wisdom which warns us that we should be cautious of what we eat because whatever we eat affects us on physical and spiritual levels both.
What do we eat regularly? Grains, pulses, dairy products, and vegetables and fruits. Let us talk about vegetable and fruits here!
We can not imagine our daily food without vegetables and fruits. Food is not just source of energy (as popularly believed now), but they are also essential for proper functioning of our senses and to carry out vital process of continuous renovation of our body. Many cells are built every minute, along with DNA. The building blocks are supplied by foods. Vegetables and fruits supply roughage, fiber, carbohydrate, proteins, various trace elements (zinc, potassium, iron, phosphorus etc.) along with various essential Vitamins.
Dairy products are one of the most common foods consumed around the world. Some cultures survive on diets consisting of up to 80% raw cow, goat, &/or sheep milk. In the western world, however, dairy has become one of the most inflammatory foods. A recent discovery shows that a genetic shift in the casein molecule has produced a powerful toxin linked to numerous disorders and diseases.
Milk contains two primary protein molecules: whey and casein. Casein makes up about 80% of the protein in the milk. Casein is made up of 209 amino acids strung together in sequence. The 2 primary forms of casein are: A1 Beta Casein and A2 Beta Casein. These 2 are nearly identical in structure except for the amino acid at position 67. A1 contains histidine while A2 contains proline.
There are millions of bugs in milk, they are so tiny that we need microscope to see them. Because of their micro size, they are called Microbes or Micro organisms (i.e., bacteria, yeasts and mold).
These microbes are diverse in everything, from their size, shape and their motility to their nutrient requirement. As milk is composed of many types of nutrients, you will find microbes eating any one of those nutrients.
History of thousands of years of human migration tells us that homo sapiens have always been in search of better locations for living their lives. Better in terms of food security, ecology, law and order etc. The process of migration which began 70,000 years ago, when homo sapiens moved out of Africa, continued for 40000 years. History notices it as first wave of migration.
History has observed several such waves of migration.
Urbanization can also be seen as one of the waves which began in England during Industrial Revolution of Britain and is still hitting the shores of various countries across the world.
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.