Overnight oats with lactose-free milk! Recipes in photos 😍
Let’s take a closer look 🧐 at lactose intolerance – a topic that’s actually frequently misunderstood!
What is lactose? Lactose is the natural sugar in milk – some people lack sufficient amounts of an enzyme – that’s needed to comfortably digest lactose 🤓
What is lactose-free milk? It’s real cow’s milk — just like the other types of real milk — but with the lactose already broken down. It still contains the same essential nutrients, including calcium, protein and vitamin D, as the other types of cow’s milk 🙌🏼🙌🏼💪🏼 This way, people with lactose intolerance can still drink it and get all the benefits!
I want to bring up a really important point here: eliminating dairy food altogether may not only be unnecessary to manage lactose intolerance – it could impact diet and health 👎🏼 Without milk and milk products in the diet, it’s hard to meet nutrient needs. Milk provides calcium, vitamin D, protein, and other nutrients that are critical for bone health and beyond! 💪🏼💪🏼
These views are supported by the National Medical Association (NMA) and research conducted by the National Institutes of Health 👩⚕️
And the American Academy of Pediatrics 🤱 agrees – they recommend children with lactose intolerance still consume dairy foods to help meet calcium, vitamin D, protein and other nutrient needs that are essential for bone health and overall growth. The group cautions that lactose intolerance usually does not require avoidance of dairy foods. Interesting, right?? 🤓