Milk, yogurt and cheese provide important dietary nutrients and are the richest source of calcium, which helps build strong bones and healthy teeth. Dairy food nutrients, including vitamins A and D, ensure a normally functioning body and help lower the risk of developing a variety of health problems. Dairy provides a wide-ranging set of healthy benefits for you and your family.
Along with a healthy overall diet and regular exercise, eating several servings of dairy throughout each day is vital for keeping bones and teeth strong, and reducing the risk of osteoporosis. The nutrients in dairy also help keep the nervous system healthy, enable muscle contraction and promote skin and eye health.
There is no cure for lactose intolerance, but it is easily managed. More importantly, you can enjoy dairy, even if you or family members suffer from lactose intolerance.
The best lactose intolerance treatment is to prevent symptoms from occurring. You can do this by:
• Making yourself aware of foods containing dairy
• Observing the amount of dairy you eat to determine your level of tolerance
• Taking a lactase supplement such as Lacto-Free® before eating dairy products
Lacto-Free® helps break down the lactose in dairy, making it possible for you to enjoy products such as milk, cheese, yoghurt and ice cream without the symptoms.