A lactose intolerance diet is free of milk sugar and will help clear up Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms in some sufferers. It is the only treatment that is effective for those with intolerance.
It may seem simple to avoid it, but the reality is that it is contained within so many different food products.
There are many lactose free foods available on the market for your intolerant diet.
An example of these is Lactofree, a company which provides foods free of the carbohydrate sugar including milk, butter substitute, cheese, yoghurt and much more.
Replacing the above listed foods with these substitutes will help to reduce your symptoms and make you feel more healthy in yourself.
One of the main problems that can occur is the reduction of calcium in your foods. The restriction of this vital trace element can cause an issue in the long term and I will explain why.
This is required for making strong bones and reduced intake could bring on early osteoporosis or thinning of your bones.
Reducing it can also result in muscle cramps, tiredness, brittle nails, poor hair quality and tooth decay.
Fortunately most lactose free dairy products are supplemented or fortified with calcium so it’s not usually too much of a problem, but if you adhere to a very strict diet you may need to take calcium supplements too.
The supplements usually come as tablets in combination with Vitamin D which aids absorption.
There are also varying degrees of lactose intolerance so the effect may be less obvious to some people with the condition. A simple tolerance test can be performed to confirm whether you have the condition or not.
Below I have listed some lactase enzyme supplement products that you might find helpful for your intolerance symptoms. They can be used in conjunction with your diet.