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Which form of yogurt has the least amount of lactose? I love greek yogurt; if I suspect lactose intolerance, can I eat it?

Which form of yogurt has the least amount of lactose? I love greek yogurt; if I suspect lactose intolerance, can I eat it?

None of them: Yogurt does not have lactose in it (or at least not a considerable amount). This is because it is made with bacteria cultures, which feed on the lactose to make acids which turn milk into yogurt. Yogurt does not cure lactose intolerance (there is no cure). However, lactose intolerant people can eat yogurt with no problems. ...Read more

Lactose (Definition)

Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more


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Why does lactose intolerance increase with age? If I am lactose sensitive, when is the time of day at which I should eat yogurt to keep healthy?

Why does lactose intolerance increase with age? If I am lactose sensitive, when is the time of day at which I should eat yogurt to keep healthy?

Not needed: The nordic people mastered animal husbandry and keep their lactase for the entire life. For the rest of the people, lactase is deleted at various ages since it is not an essential enzyme. In fact, human is likely the only mammal still drinking milk after infancy. ...Read more

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Why do I get a stomach ache when I eat greek yogurt? Does that mean I have lactose intolerance? Can it be because of the live culture and probiotics

Why do I get a stomach ache when I eat greek yogurt? Does that mean I have lactose intolerance? Can it be because of the live culture and probiotics

It's possible: Call your discuss to discuss this. Or eliminate all dairies &see what happens but remember that you will need something to substitute it so you get enough calcium. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for people with lactose intolerance to feel sick after drinking milk or eating yogurt?

How long does it typically take for people with lactose intolerance to feel sick after drinking milk or eating yogurt?

Varies: The time for symptoms to develop varies, but usually not immediate...More often these symptoms occur hours after ingestion. ...Read more

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Can you be tested for lactose intolerance to yogurt?

You can do it @home: Just eat a small amount and see if you get symptoms. If you do try lactaid products. ...Read more

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With lactose intolerance, will I get sick from consuming some dairy yogurt?

Most likely: If you are lactose intolerant, you will most likely develop symptoms after eating yogurt that contains lactose. ...Read more

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Am substituting cheese, frozen ices and yogurt. Could this cause lactose intolerance?

Am substituting cheese, frozen ices and yogurt. Could this cause lactose intolerance?

Yes.: Any cheese you buy should be devoid of carbohydrate, but your lucky: swiss, chedder, colby, provolone, parmesgan, romano, etc. Avoid american processed chees. (read the lable-carbs which are lactose). Frozen ices and most yogurts contain lactose. Greek and middle eastern style yogurts may contain little to none. But check the carbs-lactose, unless sweetened with corn syrup & dextrose. ...Read more

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For partial lactose intolerance, is there a website or other resource that tells how much lactose remains in various brands and flavors of yogurt?

For partial lactose intolerance, is there a website or other resource that tells how much lactose remains in various brands and flavors of yogurt?

See Below: In General Greek yogurt has less lactose than regular but I am not aware of any website that compares them. You can buy liquid lactase on Amazon and stir it into yogurt and 24 hours later most if not all of the lactose will be gone. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lactose intolerance? Consumed cheese, yogurt, or milk, she complains of terrible stomach pains

Yes: That is a possibility- there are other possibilities as well. Was this a first time occurence or does it occur repeatedly with ingestion of milk and dairy products.? Try doing without milk and dairy for a week or two and see what happens. A specialist can do testing for lactose intolerance if you want to be sure. ...Read more

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What can people with lactose intolerance eat?

Foods without lactos: Foods without lactose, which means milk, some cheeses, yogurt (regular). Lactose intolerance can also occur with foods which have significant milk or milk powder added. Milk whey is lactose free. All cheeses without carbs can be eaten. ...Read more

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What is people who have lactose intolerance eat?

What is people who have lactose intolerance eat?

Lactose probs: You can eat what you want as long as you take lactaid tablets when you eat dairy products. You can also substitute dairy with soy based products if your intolerance is severe and is not controlled with lactaid. ...Read more

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What to eat if I have gluten and lactose intolerance?

What to eat if I have gluten and lactose intolerance?

Read labels: There are many products available that contain neither. If you read the package of products it will list common allergens near the bottom of the contents. Beware of "wheat" but many also specify gluten free, Acquire a magazine "Allergic Living" that has articles and contact information for those living with these issues. There are also many net sites that provide basic info. ...Read more

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Ok if u r lactose intolerance can u eat candy like skittles?

Ok if u r lactose intolerance can u eat candy like skittles?

Depends on amount: Some candy shave a small amount or no lactose. Check the label of things you eat or drink. If they do not have lactose but have fructose you should be ok ...Read more

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Cant drink milk, but can eat milk chocolate. Do I have. Lactose intolerance?

Cant drink milk, but can eat milk chocolate. Do I have. Lactose intolerance?

Maybe: Lact intol is digestive issue, not allergy. Less milk sugar in milk chocolate. High sugar and fat content slows down stomach emptying, slows down load of milk sugar (lactose) to small intestine, less likely to overload it. Whole milk better tolerated than skim; mixed meal better than milk alone; yogurt/kefir better than reg milk (bacteria digest some lactose); hard cheese better than e.g. Cott. ...Read more

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I have a feeling of "lactose intolerance" whenever I eat meat (especially red meat). Is this because of the fat content?

Not lactose intol...: Lactose is found in milk and dairy products and not meat so it is not lactose intolerance, see a gastroenterologist if the problem persists or alter your diet to avoid the problem. ...Read more

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When I eat milk products the next day I get a bbumpy itchy facial rash. Is this allergy or lactose intolerance?

When I eat milk products the next day I get a bbumpy itchy facial rash. Is this allergy or lactose intolerance?

Could be either: There is a continuum of reactivity to dairy products. Testing by either a dermatologist or an allergist could differentiate between sensitivity, intolerance and allergy. ...Read more

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Milk Intolerance (Definition)

Milk intolerance is digestive problems (bloating, gas, diarrhea) due to one or more components of milk. Lactose (sugar found in milk) intolerance is an example of milk intolerance. Milk intolerance can also be due to problems with fat and ...Read more


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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

The inability to fully digest sugar ...Read more