Health Tip: Finding Hidden Lactose
It's not confined to dairy products
(HealthDay News) -- If you are lactose-intolerant, you know you need to monitor your diet to prevent uncomfortable gas and bloating.
But dairy products aren't the only culprits. The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse lists these non-dairy foods that may also contain lactose:
- Margarine and different types of salad dressing.
- Deli meats (except kosher meats).
- Snack foods, including candy.
- Breads, baked products and processed cereals.
- Soups, meal-replacement supplements, instant potato products and instant breakfast drinks.
- Cookie, pancake and biscuit mixes.