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What Can Lactose Intolerant People Eat
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
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
Use lactase : Use of a digestive aid containing the enzyme lactase helps to reduce symptoms associated to lactose intolerance, and eat practically all foods. Without this digestive aid, most lactose intolerant people would tolerate traces of milk, but not more than a tablespoon of milk, or less than a bite of cheese. Food containing dairy products should be avoided. (eg, ice cream, pizza, cheese, yogurt). ...Read more
Up to a point: Most frozen yogurt not high in live cultures, bacteria that break down lactose (milk sugar). Most can eat some dairy without symptoms, gas, bloat, cramps, loose stool. Can always take lactase tabs beforehand; eat as part of a mixed meal helps too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lactose Intolerance: When you say "brand" I am assuming what brand of milk. You should purchase lactaid or dairy ease or equivalent. Here is more: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/lactose-intolerance-31309766. ...Read more
Threshold issue: Most people, even those with lactose intolerance, have the ability to digest some lactose because they have some lactase enzyme activity. Exceed your threshold to drink milk and you pay for it with gas, bloating, diarrhea. Consume small amounts of lactose (below your lactase enzyme threshold) & you're good to go. ...Read more
Real disease: Maybe 1% of people have autoantibodies against gut and/or skin that are produced in response to gluten in the diet. These people's illnesses, which are severe, vanish on removal of gluten. This has persuaded others that restriction will do the same for them. They may be right; we await hard science on this. It's become a "pop" restricted diet. Be discerning if you try without a physician's input. ...Read more
Multiple available: Soy milk is naturally free of the lactose sugar that triggers the problem. There is also many products that add the enzyme your body doesn't have to digest the lactose sugar (lactase enzyme). When added in proper amounts it prevents any symptoms of intolerance. Lactaid is such a product. You can also take the enzyme in pill form & avoid symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lactose Intolerance: For people who are unable to drink milk, there are a variety of choices, such as lactaid or dairy ease products. Here is more info on do's and don'ts for those with this condition: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/lactose-intolerance-31309766. ...Read more
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