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Lactose intolerance and how do you counter it?

Updated: Apr 14, 2021


Lactose intolerance happens when our body doesn’t make enough of the enzyme lactase which digests lactose. Lactose is present in dairy products and hence the

-first step to take is to decrease our intake of dairy products and increase our intake of curd and other products rich in active cultures.

-Invariably people tolerate small amounts of lactose so maintain a food dairy to find your optimum limit

.- Include lactose free milk like soy , almond or rice to replace some or all of the milk.

– Include lactose supplements with dairy products to minimise the effects of the intolerance.

-When u eat less dairy you may need supplementation for calcium and vitamin D.-Do include calcium rich foods like kale, broccoli, fish with edible bones , almonds etc.

Lactose intolerance is very common and some small changes can ensure a life without the uncomfortable symptoms.

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