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Dairy Products. Good or Bad for Digestive Health?

  • Dairy Products. Good or Bad for Digestive Health?

    One food group that can be hard to digest is dairy — mainly because of the sugar lactose found in milk and other dairy products. When lactose is not digested properly symptoms such as gas and bloating result.

    If you consume too much lactose, it goes into the large intestine, and diarrhea can develop or worsen. During digestive problems, it may still be okay to eat yogurt and hard cheeses because they have no lactose, or you can try lactose-free milk.

     

    Not everyone can stomach dairy. About 75 percent of the world’s population is genetically unable to properly digest milk and other dairy products — a problem called lactose intolerance

    When there is not enough lactose to digest the lactose in the foods a person eats or drinks, the person may have symptoms such as:

    • Gas
    • Stomach cramps
    • Bloating
    • Nausea
    • Diarrhea

    These symptoms typically occur within 30 minutes to two hours after consuming foods containing lactose.

     

    Some illnesses can cause these same problems, but a health care professional can do tests to see if the problems are caused by lactose intolerance or by another condition.

     

    So now your asking is it good or is it bad? 

     

    My opinion you should avoid dairy products especially when you any type of digestive disorder. The only dairy product that is OK is Organic Greek yogurt which contains probiotics and natural live active enzymes!

     

    How will you get your calcium if you do not eat dairy? Easily! Almonds, tofu, soybeans, leafy greens, sesame seeds and broccoli have high calcium content.

    Switch out your regular milk for these yummy alternatives:

    • Almond Milk
    • Soy Milk
    • Hemp Milk
    • Lactaid Milk