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Lactose Intolerance

lactose-intolerenceFor those who suffer from Lactose intolerance, finding good tasting foods can sometime seem like a bit of a challenge.  Lactose intolerance, also called lactase deficiency and hypolactasia, is the inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and to a lesser extent dairy products that come from milk. There are foods specifically made for those who are lactose intolerant. These foods can be found in stores and online.

Lactose intolerant individuals have insufficient levels an enzyme called lactase that catalyzes hydrolysis of lactose into glucose and galactose.  In most cases this causes symptoms such as abdominal bloating and cramps, flatulence, diarrhea, nausea, borborygmi (rumbling stomach), or vomiting.  So far, the best way to deal with lactose intolerance is to simply avoid dairy products or other product derived from milk. Some studies in the U.S. and elsewhere suggest that milk consumption by lactose intolerant individuals may be a significant cause of irritable bowel syndrome.

Below is a list of some of the common dairy foods, and their corresponding lactose levels:

Dairy product

Serving size

Lactose content

Percentage

Milk, regular

250 ml

12 g

4.80%

Milk, reduced fat

250 ml

13 g

5.20%

Yogurt, plain, regular

200 g

9 g

4.50%

Yogurt, plain, low-fat

200 g

12 g

6.00%

Cheddar cheese

30 g

0.02 g

0.07%

Cottage cheese

30 g

0.1 g

0.33%

Butter

1 tsp (5.9ml)

0.03 g

0.51%

Ice cream

50 g

3 g

6.00%

If you feel that you may be lactose intolerant, or if you know you are, the good news is the products at Wheat Free Nutrition (http://wheatfreenutrition.com), are gluten free and dairy free.  Our gluten free dairy free soups are made to taste flavorful and provide the consistency necessary to be a replacement in recipes calling for canned cream soup.

 

 

Just because you may suffer from lactose intolerance doesn’t mean you need to give up the foods you love to eat. Try our gluten free and dairy free soups today.  Visit us online to request a free sample or order our larger sizes to use in your everyday cooking.  Our goal is to deliver high quality, great tasting dairy free and gluten free foods to help you enjoy your favorite recipes.

Don’t let lactose intolerance keep you from eating the foods you love.  If you have questions about our gluten free and dairy free foods, feel free to send us a quick email via the contact form on our website. We look forward to your feedback, and know you will love our products.

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