LIVING THE DAIRY FREE LIFE

Simple, food makes you feel good, especially dairy products. In this trend setting world we live in now. Everyone is after finding that health-craze substitute, lucky enough gives people like me ‘lactose intolerant’ a vast array of options to pick from! The rise of lactose intolerant people in countries has increased rapidly.

According to the latest research study released by Technavio, the global lactose-free food market is expected to reach over USD 10 billion in revenue by 2020.

Just to put it into scale! Three types of milk use to be the common selection of choice (semi-skimmed, skimmed and full fat dairy). Now people pick from over five alternative sources to get the substitute.

Explaining The Intolerance?

“Lactose intolerance is a difficult one as even people who are intolerant can actually tolerate some lactose in their diet,” says Dr Miranda Lomer, senior consultant dietitian in gastroenterology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London.

Not to be to explicit! Side effects such as; flatulence, diarrhoea, bloating, stomach cramps/rumbling, nausea. This occurs when the intolerance will not produce enough lactase, so lactose becomes undigested and ends up stuck in the gut where it then rises.

Dr Lomer; “This is related to a temporary problem such as gastroenteritis, when the gut has become sensitised,” . . . “But we can usually recover from these incidences quickly.” Her advice? To gradually add dairy back into your diet after the problem has been resolved.

Dairy-Free Recipes

Here is a list of recipes that can help you eat the food you use too, and get the key minerals you may be missing. Details for the method and ingredients click the title of the dish.

Baking

Apricot Almond Cake with Rosewater and Cardamom by Nigella Lawson

Dairy-Free Information

Lets get into the details of it all. By which I mean, your health and information that will help you. I shall provide you with a selections of facts (links), you can review and make use of.

Start with a guide! – Guide to Dairy-Free Eating – This will show you your Why’s, How’s, and useful Cookbooks.

Read some FAQ’s! – Ask Alisa – Some questions you have, might of been answered!

Seeing the Doctor could help – NHS ADVICE – conditions like this can also be serious, and need to be treated.

Are you lost? Need to Understand more? – Food Standard Agency – a project explored by health professionals, research that you can read easily.

Hopefully all these tips and advice will help you get back on track with looking after your health and body, after all suffering silently will not improve your lifestyle. I know, I have been there!

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