Health Tip: Getting Calcium If You're Lactose Intolerant
Here's a list of alternatives
(HealthDay News) -- People with lactose intolerance should restrict their intake of dairy foods and other sources of lactose, which include foods containing whey; curds; milk by-products; dry milk solids; and nonfat dry milk powder.
But then how do you get enough bone-enriching calcium?
While it's best to check with your doctor, here are some calcium-rich foods that are probably safe for the lactose-intolerant, provided by the University of Virginia Health System:
- Leafy green vegetables such as broccoli and kale.
- Fish such as salmon and sardines.
- Yogurts with active cultures, which can help make the yogurt easier to digest.
- Foods rich in vitamin D, such as eggs and liver, which help the body absorb calcium.