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What is lactose intolerance!

Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem. This is a result from the body not being able to digest lactose, which is a type of sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products.

Individuals that suffer from lactose intolerance usually develop symptoms within a few hours of consuming food or drink that contains lactose like milk, yogurt and cheese. These symptoms may vary from individual to another and may include farting, loose bowels, bloated stomach, cramps and pains, stomach grumbling and feeling sickly. It is ideal to always consult a medical professional for a proper diagnosis.

Whilst there is no cure for lactose intolerance, cutting down on food and drink that contains lactose can help control the symptoms.

Most plant based milk alternatives tend to have calcium supplements. Additionally as in every lifestyle it is important ensure that you keep a balanced diet with all vitamins and minerals that the body requires.

Plant based alternatives

What alternatives are there?

If you are suffering from lactose intolerance there are a number of plant based options available that are naturally dairy and lactose free with the added benefit that they are also cholesterol free.

Additionally plant based alternatives to milk, yogurt, creams or cheese are better for the environment and are cruelty free.

What types of plant based drinks are available?

You can actually find a vast variety of plant based drinks from soya, almond, rice, oat, pea, hazelnut, coconut and cashew. Furthermore you can find sweetened and unsweetened versions and certified organic. Whilst all of these are lactose free, some even offer certified gluten free drinks as well. 

Are there alternatives to yogurt and cheese?

Yes there are plant based alternatives to yogurts, cheese, butters, spreads, desserts, cuisine and ice cream. Any product that is labelled as vegan is automatically lactose free and safe for anyone who is lactose intolerant to consume.  

Does your food need to become boring?

Certainly not! On the contrary there is a world of flavour that you can dig your teeth into. Remember that vegetables and fruit are there to the rescue. On veggymalta.com we have a dedicated section with gluten free recipes and vegan recipes which we are constantly adding onto. And to make things even better our recipes do not contain meat and fish (and the majority are vegan as well). After all when do you ever hear a doctor saying “dont eat vegetables and fruit”!

If you have interesting gluten free recipes you want to share with others on veggymalta.com feel free to email us on info@veggyymalta.com.

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