Tag: lactose intolerant

The Scoop on Coffee Creamers

If you’re counting calories and watching your saturated and trans fat intake, a cup of black coffee is an excellent beverage choice. However, if you prefer coffee with cream, you have a wide range of options these days. Making coffee creamier used to mean adding a splash of milk or

Strategies for Managing Lactose Intolerance

Lactose is a type of natural sugar in milk. During digestion, lactose is normally broken down by lactase, an enzyme that is produced in the small intestine. However, some people are deficient in lactase, so they have difficulty digesting lactose, a condition referred to as “lactose intolerance,” or LI. LI

How to Get Calcium if You Don’t Eat Dairy

Whether you’re one of the estimated 50 million Americans who are lactose intolerant and avoid dairy products due to unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms, or you simply avoid dairy as a dietary preference, it’s still important to meet your calcium recommendations. Calcium is an important nutrient for maintaining healthy bones, as well

Breakfast Foods That Help Protect Bones and Joints

Poor food choices can drain energy and damage bones and joints. But fortifying your body with the right foods can help you feel better. Nutrient-rich foods are smart choices at any age, but even more important as we get older.

“Unfortunately, as we age, our appetites and protein intakes often drop,

Lactose Intolerance: It’s Different Than Having a Milk Allergy

Lactose Intolerance: It’s Different Than Having a Milk Allergy

If you have a dairy allergy, chances are you’ve heard this question many times: So, you have a lactose intolerance, right? Those with dairy issues commonly encounter confusion over lactose intolerance and milk allergy. Over the years, I’ve received questions from relatives who can’t understand why tiny amounts of milk

Get Enough Bone-Building Calcium from Your Diet

It’s no secret that calcium is an essential ingredient for healthy bones, and getting an adequate amount can help prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures. For decades, many women have taken calcium supplements rather than monitor the calcium they get from their diets. However, concerns have arisen about the potential dangers

Living with Lactose Intolerance

Lactose is a type of sugar in milk that is normally broken down by an enzyme, lactase, which is produced in the body. However, people with lactose intolerance (LI) have difficulty digesting lactose due to a deficiency in lactase. LI can cause a host of “tummy troubles,” including abdominal pain,

Ask the Doctor: Lactose Intolerance; Berries

Q. I’ve started drinking more almond milk because I seem to have become somewhat lactose intolerant as I’ve gotten older. Is almond milk just as nutritious as cow’s milk or soy milk?
A. Lactose intolerance is a fairly complex condition. Your body produces an enzyme called lactase, which helps break down

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