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Lactose Restricted Diet

This diet is designed to help prevent the symptoms of lactose intolerance: abdominal pain, nausea, flatulence, bloating and/or diarrhea. Lactose is the primary sugar found in milk and dairy products be limited or omitted, depending on the degree of intolerance. The degree of lactose intolerance is variable. Some lactose intolerant persons may be able to consume modest amounts of dairy without symptoms, while others may find relief from a more stringent lactose restriction. An option for some lactose malabsorpers is the use of a lactase enzyme (ultra lactaid, dairy ease, etc.) with dairy products.

Lactose content of dairy products

10 – 15 grams

Milk (skim, low fat, or whole)
Buttermilk
Ice Cream
Yogurt
Goat Milk

1 cup
1 cup
1 cup
1 cup
1 cup

0.5 – 1 gram

Processed American cheese
Cottage cheese
Sour cream

1oz
¼ cup
2 tsp

1-3 grams

Puddings/Custard

½ cup

Less than .5 gram

Butter

1tsp.

Documents

Lactose Restricted Diet Lactose Restricted Diet (74 KB)

Recipes

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Lactose Restricted Diet Quinoa Orange Avocado Almond Salad Lactose Restricted Diet Quinoa Orange Avocado Almond Salad (46 KB)