The effects brought on by lactose intolerance – gas, cramps, nausea and diarrhea – can be utterly unpleasant. So no one would blame you for wanting to avoid the foods that set off your symptoms.
But does lactose intolerance mean you can never enjoy dairy foods? “Absolutely not,” says Dayna Weiten, a registered dietitian in Winnipeg. “There are a number of strategies that people can use to include products in their diet that may have lactose.”
Milk contains important vitamins and minerals, and may even help ward off disease. So it’s worth exploring these eight ways to keep milk on your menu.