◊If you are lactose intolerant, you will be interested to read about lactose intolerance diet restrictions. Lactose intolerance diet is not too restrictive. Avoiding lactose contained in milk products is often considered the only way to prevent lactose intolerance symptoms. Other types of food can also contain lactose. It is often used as an additive to many foods, like biscuits, cakes and breads. Other deserts also contain certain amount of lactose, so you should be careful when buying foods! Read the labels and see if there is lactose listed. If there is, try finding some good alternative. It is not hard to find lactose-free foods, since they are sold in nearly all supermarkets.
People who are lactose intolerant know that they must avoid milk and dairy products, but they often forget about lactose contained in breads, cakes and other non-milk based foods. After some time, you will get used to reading labels.
However, avoiding foods that contain lactose is not the only thing to take care about.
Milk products contain certain amounts of important vitamins. Calcium is another very important element contained in milk products. If you don’t consume milk products, you will have to talk to your doctor and your nutritionist about other ways of getting calcium. Calcium is contained in other foods, and calcium supplements are also available. Vitamin D, B and vitamin A that are contained in milk products, can be taken from other foods and vitamin supplements. However, you should not take any supplements without your doctor’s knowledge. You should not buy and supplements on your own. In addition, your doctor must give you the dose – you must never decide about this on your own. People who don’t get enough vitamins are at risk of developing osteoporosis and other problems with bones. Calcium is also very important for bone quality and normal growth. Deficiency of vitamin D calcium can lead to serious health problems. Therefore, it is important to prevent these problems and find other ways to get these vitamins.
Some people who are lactose intolerant can still consume certain dairy products. Hard cheese contains small amounts of lactose, so you can try consuming it. You can also try consuming probiotic yogurts.
Your doctor will probably tell you to use lactase substitute. This enzyme is actually needed for digesting lactose. If your body cannot produce enough lactase, you will have to get it from some other source. However, consult your doctor about this and ask him for some advice.