What to Eat when you are Lactose Intolerant

People who have lactose intolerance have trouble digesting lactose, a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy foods.   Being Lactose intolerant does not mean you are allergic to milk, but you probably feel sick after having anything with d
Symptoms include diarrhea, gas, abdominal cramps and bloating 30 minutes to two hours after eating or drinking dairy products.
Lactose is found in many dairy products such as milk, ice cream cheese as well as breads, baked goods, salad dressings, candies and snacks.  So having lactose intolerance could mean that you might be missing out on much needed calcium.  It is important to learn what non-diary foods to eat.
Here is a list that can help you get started, but I suggest to talk to your Doctor or Naturopath about taking supplements as well to keep you on the right track.  Especially make sure you get enough vitamin D.
What to eat:
-Calcium-fortified products, such as breads and juices
-Canned salmon
-Almond milk, Rice milk,  Soy milk
-Pinto beans

Some people can tolerate smaller servings of dairy and buy the lactose-reduced or you can also find lactose=free products at the grocery store usually in the dairy section.
For myself, if I am really craving that pizza, I take a lactase enzyme such as Dairy Ease or Lactaid, so that I can get my dairy fix!  But for the most part I tend to stay away from it all together.  I just makes me feel way better in the long run!
If you are looking for more information, theCanadian Digestive Disorders is a good site to visit.
I hope this helps some of you out, if you have any questions, please email me.

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