MONTREAL, Quebec – Dec. 8, 2015 – PRLog — The role of milk products in the North American diet has sparked controversy for decades. It’s irrefutable that dairy provides a slew of nutrients necessary to our health – nutrients that are frequently difficult to absorb from other foods. Less well known perhaps are the myriad reliable, large-scale studies that have associated dairy foods with very important health benefits, including strong bones and reduced risks of hypertension, colon cancer and type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, many individuals limit or avoid milk products in the (often mistaken) belief they are lactose intolerant. Symptoms include the emergence of cramps, bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea when lactose is consumed in large amounts by individuals with low levels of lactase, the intestinal enzyme that digests it.
Interestingly, studies have shown that lactose-intolerant individuals can generally consume moderate amounts of lactose without experiencing symptoms. Moreover, the National Institutes of Health has offered strategies to help increase tolerance. For example:
• Limit each serving to no more than 12 g lactose (e.g., one cup of milk) at a time.
• Have frequent, regular intakes of lactose-containing foods to help encourage colonic adaptation.
• Consume lactose-containing foods with meals (i.e., not on an empty stomach).
• Choose hard cheeses as they contain little lactose.
• Eat yogurt: it is usually well tolerated due to bacterial digestion of lactose.
• Try commercially available lactase drops or tablets or lactose-free milk.
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