Lactose Intolerance Fact Sheet

This Q&A patient handout highlights questions that patients frequently ask regarding lactose intolerance and answers from Nutrition411 staff. 

Digestion Basics

Carbohydrates, fats, protein, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals are metabolized in various places along the digestive tract. Understanding where digestion and absorption occurs, as well as the enzymes related to digestion, can help when counseling patients with various...

Endometriosis Facts

Endometriosis is a condition in which the endometrium, which usually only lines the uterus, grows outside of the uterus. It is difficult to ascertain how many women suffer from endometriosis, but it is estimated to affect 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. It is commonly...

Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs): Q&A

What are medium-chain triglycerides? Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are partially man-made fats, which contain a chain of between 8-12 carbon atoms linked together. They are typically created by processing coconut and palm kernel oils to change their chemical structure....

Dolcia Prima Allulose

Dolcia Prima® allulose is a sweetener made from a sugar known as either allulose or D-picose. The sugar was first identified in the 1930s. Small amounts exist naturally in figs, raisins, jackfruit, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Ingredients supplier Tate & Lyle use...

Propyl Paraben

Propyl paraben is an antimicrobial that is used in food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. It is still available in some widely available foods including certain brands of cinnamon rolls, snack cakes, and corn tortillas. 

Sorghum Fact Sheet

Originating in Africa and Asia, sorghum is a grain that has been around for thousands of years. In the past, sorghum has been most commonly used for livestock feed and ethanol production. It is rated the fifth most important cereal crop thanks to its drought-tolerant and...

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Fact Sheet

Glutamate is a natural amino acid. Glutamate is produced in the body and is essential to human metabolism, the digestive tract, and brain function. Glutamate is found in meat, fish, poultry, milk, and some vegetables. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is the sodium salt of...

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