Health Tip: If You're Lactose Intolerant10/02/12
(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
- Choose whole-milk products, which can help slow down the
- 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.
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