Lactase: The Dairy Lover’s Favorite Enzyme
Food as Science

Lactase: The Dairy Lover’s Favorite Enzyme

Most of you ice cream and cheese lovers out there probably haven’t thought twice about what happens to those creamy indulgences after you devour them. Or more specifically, what happens to the sugars, or lactose, found in that dairy. Culinarian writer Ili didn’t think about it either until her stomach forced her to. Unfortunately, many others like Ili are unable to digest lactose with the proper enzyme, lactase, and are diagnosed as lactose intolerant. Biologically speaking, it turns out that lactose intolerance isn’t uncommon at all, and may even be a more natural state for the human body. Continue reading

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Why aren’t we eating five meals a day?

Breakfast was nonexistent until the 17th century. The Romans only ate one extravagant meal a day, lounging and splurging on grapes and wine. In the late 1700s, breakfast consisting mainly of eggs, coffee, and tea emerged as a symbol of the wealthy.

When the Industrial Revolution implemented fixed working hours, laborers were forced to eat an energy packed meal before going into work. Eventually, people of all classes began eating a meal before their workdays to fuel themselves throughout the morning, giving rise to what we now know as breakfast. Continue reading

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When the farms come to the city: Columbia Greenmarket

Columbia Greenmarket Review ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY AMELIA EDWARDS | FALL ISSUE 2014 With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we are always on the lookout for a touch of comfort that you can bring home or to your dorm room. With its proximity to Columbia University, the Greenmarket is the perfect place to visit for any … Continue reading