Lactose intolerance is caused by the deficiency of lactase, a digestive enzyme. People can have different degrees of lactose intolerance. It is advisable to consult with your physician to confirm a diagnosis and to determine your personal degree of intolerance. Many people can tolerate some dairy, depending on its form. These menus eliminate MOST foods that contain lactose and replace them with other foods that continue to supply the important nutrients that dairy products contain such as calcium. In addition, they are designed to yield effective results by combining healthy foods that are distributed between 6 meals per day to help boost your metabolism and keep you satisfied. The Templates contain yogurt, which is a dairy product but is well-tolerated by the majority of lactose intolerant people. Many types of yogurt contain “active-live cultures”, which help to digest some of the lactose, making it easier to tolerate. Disclaimer: The Lactose Intolerant Templates are meant for the person with mild to moderate lactose intolerance who can tolerate some lactose. They are NOT dairy-free.
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