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12th Apr 2018

5 dairy products you can still eat even if you’re lactose intolerant


Brought to you by Avonmore Lactose Free Milk.

Being lactose intolerant can sometimes be a pain, but it’s not the worst either, and it can actually be very manageable.

When someone is lactose intolerant it means that they don’t produce enough of the enzyme lactase. Lactase is needed to break down lactose – a type of sugar found naturally in milk and other dairy produce. Of course, lactose can be very difficult to avoid as there are so many things made with dairy. While in rare cases no lactose can be tolerated, most people with lactose intolerance can tolerate some lactose, but it does require a bit of trial and error to figure out how much lactose you can tolerate and what you can and cannot consume.

So if you’re lactose intolerant, or if you’re whipping up a meal for a lactose intolerant friend, here are some dairy products that tend to be better tolerated.

1. Hard Aged Cheeses

Cheese lovers, you simply need to look for harder cheeses, like Parmesan, cheddar or Swiss. Cheeses like these have been aged long enough for the lactose to be broken down so they contain very low levels of lactose. See, you can still enjoy that pasta-pesto.

2. Yogurt

Yogurt is more easily digested than other dairy sources of lactose because the bacteria used to produce them helps break down the lactose, reducing the unpleasant symptoms. Yogurt can be used to make dips and desserts too, so it’s a great option for those with lactose intolerance.

3. Avonmore Lactose Free Milk

Avonmore’s Lactose Free Milk is the dream for those who love their milk and dairy, but who need to be careful about the amount of lactose they consume. You can still enjoy the same great taste and nutritional benefits of milk you always have, this time without any of the discomfort you’ve experienced before. It’s a total game changer!

4. Butter

Sometimes you just can’t beat a slice of toast with deliciously melting butter. Good news – butter generally contains less than half a gram of lactose in a teaspoon, so if you’re lactose intolerant you should still be able to enjoy this simple treat. Phew!

5. Buttermilk

If you have yourself a sweet tooth and can’t bare to bid treats farewell, don’t forget you can still bake tasty treats and cakes at home using cultured butter milk. It contains bacteria which helps break down lactose so can be better tolerated.

Brought to you by Avonmore Lactose Free Milk.

If you love milk but are lactose intolerant, here’s some very good news. Avonmore Lactose Free milk has all the taste and nutritional benefits you would expect from Avonmore, just without the lactose. YES YOU CAN, with Avonmore Lactose Free milk.

Please visit your GP for an expert diagnosis if you think you might be lactose intolerant