What is a lactose-free diet? A lactose-free diet restricts dietary sources of lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy products. A lactose-free diet differs from a dairy-free diet in that someone who is avoiding lactose may still consume lactose-free dairy products. Who should follow a lactose-free diet? Those with lactose intolerance benefit from following […]
We often think of the term “natural” as synonymous with health, but when it comes to “natural flavors”, this isn’t exactly the case.
Lactose is a type of simple sugar and a FODMAP found naturally in milk and milk products. It’s broken down by an enzyme called lactase. Some people do not naturally produce lactase; this results in an inability to digest lactose (also known as lactose intolerance).
The holiday season is often centered around bringing people together over meals and as a result, it can be a stressful time for those with dietary restrictions. What will you be able to eat? Will the host be offended if you refuse to try the dish they prepared? How do you clearly and tactfully communicate […]
Whether you’re dairy-free or simply prefer milk alternatives, navigating the milk alternative aisle can be confusing and overwhelming. From almond milk to oat milk, soy milk, pea milk, and more, there is certainly no shortage of dairy-free options. But not all milk alternatives are created equally. As a registered dietitian, I’m here to help walk […]