This blog has surrounded all things lactose intolerance. Of course, milk is a major component of lactose intolerance. Even though this blog is all about helping those who are lactose intolerant by giving people tips, tricks, and information, I believe people who are not lactose intolerant should stop drinking milk and stop consuming dairy products. Continue reading
Have you ever wondered how much lactose is in all dairy products? I had never put much thought into this until I stumbled across websites where people have actually measured the amount of lactose in every day dairy products like ice cream, yogurt, and even butter.
Many people do not know that butter contains lactose. Yes, butter contains lactose and in some cases it causes incomodities for some people. There are some alternatives that one can try in order to avoid incomodities. Continue reading
When it comes down to the severity of lactose intolerance, some people cannot digest any products that contain dairy. Others, however, can digest foods such as cheese and yogurt. The amount of dairy each person can digest is solemnly based on the amount of lactase enzymes their small intestine produces. Continue reading
Is there a difference between being lactose intolerant and being allergic to milk? Are they the similar? In the last post, I discussed what lactose intolerance means and symptoms one may feel when eating dairy products. But being allergic to milk is completely different than being lactose intolerant. Continue reading
What is lactose intolerance? Lactose intolerance is simply the inability to digest dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and spreads. When someone is lactose intolerant, their small intestine does not produce enough of the lactase enzyme to digest lactose. Lactose is found in the sugars that contained in dairy. But what happens when a person accidentally eats food that contains dairy? Common symptoms after eating food that contain diary include cramps, bloating, painful abdominal pain, and gas. Other symptoms include diarrhea and sometimes even nausea. Continue reading