What is lactose? It is a type of sugar found in milk and its derivatives, that is, products such as butter, cream, yogurt, etc. To digest this type of sugar, the body needs to generate an enzyme called “Lactase”, which is produced naturally until approximately 5 years of age.
From this age on, lactose ceases to be an essential food for our development. In fact, most adults have lactose intolerance, which, although it is not a lethal disease, can cause discomfort to the person. This is solved by avoiding consuming foods that contain lactase.