Definitions for "Poor Small Intestine Health"
The Condition"...The small intestine secretes sucrase (breaks sucrose into glucose and fructose); maltase (breaks maltose into glucose); and lactase (breaks lactose into glucose and galactose - lactase is missing in many people)..."
The Condition"...Food breaks down further in the small intestine after passing through the stomach, and the absorption of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, and fat takes place..." Recommendation Low/Decreased Carbohydrate Diet"Avoid spicy food, caffeine, alcohol, refined carbohydrates (sugar, white flour, white rice) so you won't oversecrete mucus and decrease your absorption..."
Recommendation Lactobacillus Acidophilus"...Acidophilus also promotes proper peristalsis - the normal movement of food through the small intestine..."