Dairy substitutes

Some people have a condition called lactose intolerance and have to replace dairy products. They have to use other alternative foods in this regard.

For those who cannot tolerate the lactose in dairy products, there are various food alternatives.

Lactose intolerance, also called lactase deficiency, is a type of inability to metabolize and digest lactose or milk sugar in the body. This disease is caused by the lack of lactase enzyme in the digestive system to break lactose bonds. Symptoms of this disease include abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, diarrhea, nausea, and acid reflux into the esophagus.

But the substitutes for milk and other dairy products are as follows:

Soy: Soy is the only plant whose protein is close to the amount of protein in dairy products. By eating a cup of soy milk, you get 19% of your daily magnesium and 14% of your daily vitamin B6.

Almonds: This food is extremely low in calories and high in calcium. Also, protein and other nutrients can be found in almonds.

Hemp: By eating hemp milk, you can get 6 to 10% of the daily iron requirement, while hemp contains omega-3 fatty acids.

Coconut: Coconut milk is a rich source of calcium. In addition, drinking it provides 50% of the daily requirement of vitamin B12 and 25% of the daily requirement of vitamin D. Remember that coconut fats are saturated fats.

Rice: Although it is high in calories and sugar and low in protein, rice milk provides one third of your daily calcium needs and 25% of your daily vitamin D and vitamin B12 needs.


17 November 2014 21:57

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