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