Dairy products such as milk and cheese, are great sources of calcium along with many other essential nutrients our body needs to stay happy and healthy. Unfortunately, dairy products can also cause some people pain and discomfort if they are experiencing an intolerance to them.
Thankfully there are some great alternatives to dairy products in grocery stores, and we will discuss these in this blog post.
Firstly, it is important to understand exactly what a dairy intolerance and lactose intolerance means. Because there are many foods that fall under the ‘dairy’ category, just because you have an intolerance to milk does not mean you are lactose intolerance.
Our intolerance tests will help to identify exactly which products you are experiencing the symptoms to ensuring that you don’t completely cut out things that you aren’t experiencing an intolerance to.
There are lots of variations of milk alternatives on the market nowadays, these include:
- Almond Milk
- Cashew Milk
- Soy Milk
- Coconut Milk
- Rice Milk
- Nut Milk
- Plus many more…
These can be used in tea and hot chocolate, to use in cereal, and also to be used in cooking and baking.
Other dairy alternatives
Many dairy products are used in cooking, particularly in baking. You can use things like olive oil, margarine and coconut oil for cooking, and use mashed avocado as a substitute for sour cream. There are also lots of dairy-free alternatives to cheese – particularly with the rise of the vegan lifestyle. However you could also substitute cheese for tofu and yeast flakes.
To satisfy a sweet tooth, you could eat sorbet instead of ice cream, or eat dairy-free fudge, oatmeal cookies and other sweet treats instead of chocolates.
If you have recently discovered that you have a dairy intolerance, then our tests will help you determine exactly which products you should avoid, helping you to make better choices when you’re at the grocery store. Dairy products can make their way into certain products you wouldn’t expect, such as marinades and dressings, so it’s important to know which products you need to avoid so that you can check the back of products’ ingredients to ensure that you don’t get accidentally exposed to the item.
Need some help in understanding your diary intolerance more? Our customer service team are available online via Live Chat 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. They will be able to advise you on how to begin your elimination diet, or if you haven’t tested before, they will guide you on which test to buy.
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