Do you love the taste of dairy foods, but sometimes feel gassy
or bloated after having milk, cheese or yogurt? If so, there are a
variety of tips that may help you to enjoy the recommended 3
servings of dairy foods every day - without experiencing the pain
Enjoy Dairy Again with These Tips:
Sip it. Start with a small amount of
milk daily and increase slowly over several days or weeks to build
Try it. Opt for low-lactose or lactose-free
milk and milk products. They are real milk products - just with
lower amounts or zero lactose - provide the same nutrients as
regular dairy foods, and they taste great.
Stir it. Mix milk with other foods, such as
soups and cereal; blend with fruit or drink milk with meals. Solid
foods help slow digestion and allow the body more time to digest
Slice it. Top sandwiches or crackers with natural
cheeses such as Cheddar, Colby, Monterey Jack, mozzarella and
Swiss. These cheeses are low in lactose.
Spoon it. Enjoy easy-to-digest yogurt. The live
and active cultures in yogurt help to digest the lactose.
At Fiesta Mart, we carry lactose-free milk, soy milk enriched with
calcium, along with a variety of cheeses and yogurt. We also carry
lactase supplements - the enzyme needed to break down the lactose
in milk, in our Health Food section*
*Not all stores carry these products. See store for details.