Lactose intolerant lactose lover

  • posted by JulietLisa

    Hi there,
    I’ve been reading the clever guts book and know that diary products such as yogurt and cheese are good for our guts, however I’m lactose intolerant 🙁

    I sometimes use lactase so that I can enjoy the occasional muesli with yoghurt or cheese platter with friends, but I don’t always feel fantatsic the next day (I can get bloated, feel lethargic etc.) But my symptoms do depend on how much and what kind of dairy I eat.. sometimes I can be symptom free.

    What I’m wondering is, can I still get the benefits of eating dairy, even though I might get some intolerance-type symptoms?? Or should I just be listening to my body and staying away from them?

    Thank you!

  • posted by Firefox7275

    Yes: choose the dairy products with the lowest lactose content AND the highest probiotic microbe content. These attributes naturally come together in certain dairy products, especially traditional aged/ matured cheeses (contain virtually no lactose).

    This is because lactose can be eliminated via two routes: by the watery whey being strained off the solid curds, and by microbes converting lactose to lactic acid.

    Dairy products with the widest variety and density of probiotic microbes include homemade kefir, cheeses made with unpasteurised milk, cheeses that are rind washed or mould ripened.

    If you eat sensible servings of low lactose dairy products but still experience gut problems, you may have been misdiagnosed or may have more than one dietary intolerance.

    When socialising it is common to eat more processed carbs, have a sugary or fatty dessert, drink more alcohol or sweetened soft drinks. Muesli is grain heavy, but also often has added sugar or dried fruits which are problematic for some people.


  • posted by qiaraau

    Hi there. I know a product that is dairy-free which is perfect for those people who are lactose intolerant. It is a qiara milk. Qiara is a probiotic milk drink and we know that yogurt has priobitics. This drink will be a good alternative for you.

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