While lactose intolerance is not a serious condition, it can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, nausea, and other problems. In order to avoid these problems, people suffering from lactose intolerance tend to avoid milk and other dairy products. However, it is important to understand that dairy products are an important source of vitamins and minerals like calcium, Vitamin B and Vitamin D, and should not be avoided completely.
What Dairy Products do not contain lactose?
There are lactose-free dairy products, where the presence of lactose is extremely minimal. You can go in for these products if you think you are lactose intolerant. These include hard cheese (Cheddar, Paremesan and Swiss Cheese), Yogurts or Indian Dahi, Butter, Buttermilk, Kefir etc. These are easily available in almost all grocery shops and are extremely economical. One should add these products to their diet.
What are the foods that you should avoid?
In order to avoid symptoms of lactose intolerance, you can avoid milk and its products like sweets, curds, commercially package food products, skimmed and toned milk, sweetened condensed milk, chocolates, cocoa mixes breaded and creamy vegetables.
You can also take dietary supplements such as Yamoo Chewable Tablets that contain lactase to prevent the problems caused by lactose intolerance.