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6 Milk Alternatives if you are Lactose Intolerant

6 Milk Alternatives if you are Lactose Intolerant


Lactose intolerance or the inability to digest lactose is one of the most common types of food intolerance causing you to switch to lactose free milk. The reason for this is a deficiency of the lactase enzyme. Without it, undigested lactose causes bloating, cramps and diarrhea within a few hours after the intake of food containing lactose.


What can you replace milk with if you are lactose intolerant?


Lactose free milk:

Most supermarkets sell lactose free milk which is a good, though a bit more expensive, option for people with lactose intolerance or those who want to prepare meals and drinks that do not contain lactose. Lactose free milk can easily replace usual cow's milk in various recipes. You can even add your favorite fruits, mix everything in blender and drink healthy smoothies.

Goat milk:

Goat milk is much healthier than cow’s milk. Fats contained in the goat's milk are much easier to digest. Due to the difference in the structure of proteins, allergy to goat's milk occurs less frequently.

Yogurt:

Although yogurt contains a small amount of lactose, it is much less than in cow's milk. Yogurt also contains special bacteria. Most people with milk intolerance can still consume yogurt. Try to include some yogurt in your diet and watch the reaction. Combine yogurt and fruits for preparing tasty smoothies.

Coconut milk:

If you have severe lactose intolerance or prefer to avoid dairy products, coconut milk can become a good alternative for you. Use it to make smoothies without lactose. Try to choose canned milk which consists only of water and coconut.



Almond milk:

Besides the fact that almond milk does not contain lactose, it will add a nutty flavor to your meals. Choose almond milk without sugar. The product must not contain ingredients such as thickeners and gums causing people with food intolerance to suffer from gastrointestinal problems.
Almond milk contains a lot of protein and calcium; from this viewpoint, it is similar to cow’s milk. The combination of magnesium, calcium and vitamin B6 is the ideal formula for strong bones. A glass of almond milk gives you a third of the daily needed amount of calcium. On the basis of almond milk you can prepare smoothies, cocktails, desserts or soups.

Rice milk:
Rice milk is usually made from brown rice or refined white rice. It has a delicate sweet taste; its natural sweetness appears during the fermentation process. Compared to cow's milk, rice milk has a lot of carbohydrates, B vitamins and some amount of fiber. It is the most non-allergenic of all milk products. Due to the content of fiber and carbohydrates this drink improves digestion.


Do you use any of these Milk Alternatives in your home?


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14 comments:

  1. Coconut milk is awesome. I use it for everything. Cooking, drinking, baking. I even make cream of mushroom soup for casseroles with it...from scratch. So easy.

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  2. I finally got my mom to try coconut. I am going for almond next.

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  3. I'm an Almond milk drinking and Coconut...never dairy. I sometimes try rice but not too fond of it.

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  4. I am not lactose intolerant but have recently been buying coconut milk to make smoothies and creamer. thanks for explaining all the differences.

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  5. Coconut Milk is great however I don't like it for drinking. I use Soy Milk and Almond Milk and incorporate Yogurt as well

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  6. We have tons of Almond milk. we have vanilla almond milk, chocolate almond milk and unsweetened almond milk. It's all so good.

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  7. My husband denies it, but he is lactose intolerant.

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  8. I can't do large amounts of milk very well. I have to say, almond milk is pretty good!

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  9. I love rice milk. Always have. I don't have an allergy or anything I just love it.

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  10. These are awesome alternatives. I love that there's a way to make smoothies still for those who are lactose intolerant!

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  11. Luckily none of us here have a lactose intolerance. I have used almond milk in dessert recipes before, though, and they've always been great!

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  12. This is so up my alley because my daughter and I have LI. So glad that we have so many options because when I was younger, the options were pretty slim. Almost non-existent!

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  13. Coconut milk is one of my favorites. I've also grown fond of cashew milk!

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  14. My son is lactose intolerant. We have to try some of these with him.

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