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Lactose intolerant? Non-dairy substitutes for milk you should know about

Apr 13, 2021 16:47 IST | By Editorji News Desk

We have all heard of the term Lactose intolerance, it happens when a person's body is not able to digest milk products. For those who are not aware, Lactose is a sugar found only in milk. It is also present in other dairy products, including cheese and ice cream.

If a person is lactose intolerant, their digestive system produces too little of an enzyme known as lactase, which is required to break down lactose. People with lactose intolerance experience symptoms like bloating, nausea and diarrhoea after consuming dairy products.

In this condition, non-dairy milk is the best option for you. If you're planning to add the same to your diet, these are some of the healthiest substitutes you can go for.

1. Almond Milk

Almond milk is a good alternative for dairy products. It is a low-calorie, highly nutritious milk. Almond Milk is also a great choice if you are trying to lose weight.

2. Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is also loaded with several benefits. It supports weight loss as well as improves metabolism. Solid coconut flesh is mixed with water to prepare coconut milk.

3. Soy Milk

Soy milk is another popular alternative to animal-based milk. It is rich in protein naturally and one should try sugar-free soy milk for better protein intake.

4. Oat Milk

Oat milk is simply prepared by mixing oats with water. It is good for your heart health as it helps in controlling bad cholesterol. It has a slightly sweet taste with a creamy and smooth texture

5. Rice Milk

Rice milk has a mild sweet taste. It is a good alternative for those who are lactose intolerant. It contains more carbs as compared to other non-dairy milk.

While there is no cure for lactose intolerance, people can avoid the repercussions by not consuming milk products or by taking lactase enzymes.

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