Cow milk is available in whole, 2 percent, 1 percent and skim milk varieties. The predominant carbohydrate found in milk is lactose. Lactose is hydrolyzed into glucose and galactose before it is absorbed in the human body. Some people experience distress with the digestion of lactose. This condition is called lactose intolerance.
There are milk alternatives for those who develop lactose intolerance. Those alternatives include soy milk, almond milk and rice milk.Learn more about Food Measurements