Lactose Intolerance Diet

People who suffer from lactose intolerance are incapable of digesting large amounts of lactose. Lactose is mostly found in dairy products and sugar. The best way to treat this is to naturally avoid lactose in its many forms. However, the symptoms of lactose intolerance can also be controlled through a certain diet. The key to this diet is to learn what kind of foods containing lactose you can actually digest and in what quantity.

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Experimenting with foods containing lactose

Many people afflicted can still eat cheese, ice cream, and drink milk as long as they are in small quantities. They may also be able to digest the lactose if they eat certain types of foods with the dairy products. In order to get the vital nutrients without the ensuing discomfort takes some time and some experimentation. Most of the nutrients that people miss from not eating dairy products can be made up by eating greens and fish, and calcium supplements are also an option, so if you can't stomach the dairy you can still be healthy.

Lactose intolerance: calcium intake is key

When planning meals, you should choose from calcium-rich foods. Being calcium deficient can lead to many health risks, especially as you age. A lack of calcium makes bones brittle and can lead to other health complications. In order to prevent this, you need to plan ahead and make sure you get the necessary amount of calcium from small amounts of dairy as well as other sources.

For more information on ensuring you consume enough calcium in your diet when you are lactose intolerant see the following article from TheDietChannel: Lactose Intolerant? Tips for Getting Enough Calcium.

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If you are looking for an alternative to dairy, consider either the Lactose Free Plan or the Healthy Soy Plan.

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Lactose-Free Diet

Lactose-Free Diet

Whether you’re lactose intolerant or just want to eliminate dairy products from your diet, this diet could be for you. The advantage of following this diet is that you’ll be sure not to skip out on the proper amounts of calcium and other nutrients your body needs. This diet is not so much about weight-loss as it is about cutting out the amount of lactose in your diet. The advantages include eliminating the gas and bloating that is sometimes associated with eating foods rich in lactose.

Healthy Soy Diet

Healthy Soy Diet

This diet takes advantage of the soy bean, which, in the last few years, has gotten a lot of positive press. Soy is a protein-packed food that, depending on what you want, can replace meat or dairy. By substituting soy for some of your animal-based meals, it is said that you can reduce your risk for heart disease.