See What HealthDay Can Do For You
Contact Us

Health Tip: If You're Lactose Intolerant

You may not have to give up dairy entirely

(HealthDay News) -- If you're lactose intolerant, you may not need to stop drinking milk completely, experts say.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice for lactose-intolerant people who don't want to give up on dairy:

  • Try consuming just a small amount of foods that contain lactose. If you tolerate them, you can try gradually increasing the portions.
  • Choose whole-milk products, which can help slow down the digestion process.
  • Try yogurt, kefir or buttermilk with active cultures, which can help you better digest lactose.

If you do avoid dairy products, be sure to eat other calcium-rich foods, including leafy dark-green vegetables and fortified cereals and breads.

Consumer News

HealthDay

HealthDay is the world’s largest syndicator of health news and content, and providers of custom health/medical content.

Consumer Health News

A health news feed, reviewing the latest and most topical health stories.

Professional News

A news feed for Health Care Professionals (HCPs), reviewing latest medical research and approvals.