Living Without Lactose
Dairy is ace. It’s packed with protein that strengthens your muscles and contributes to the maintenance of strong bones, it’s loaded with vitamins B2 and B12 that both help to boost your immune system, it’s rifling with calcium which activates the natural energy in your body, and – the best thing of all – it’s absolutely delicious. Incorporating dairy into your diet is, as you’d expect after hearing about all those benefits, a pretty good idea. But not everyone out there has a great time with the stuff. Especially when it comes to digesting lactose.
When it comes to wellness and feeling good, nobody knows you like you. So if simple nutritious, delicious dairy goodness is your thing then don't feel like you've got to hold back. You can still go with your gut and consume plenty of dairy goodness that's easier to digest thanks to Arla Lactofree's range of lactose-free products. Best enjoyed the way you like it.
What actually is lactose? Well, the short answer is: lactose is a sugar molecule that is naturally present in milk. That milk sugar is found in all types of milk, including cow’s milk, goat’s milk, and sheep’s milk. Yes, that’s right, all milk products and food made with milk contain lactose.
Now, it goes without saying that you should always consult your doctor or dietician if you believe you suffer from lactose intolerance. But if it turns out that you are intolerant to lactose, that doesn’t mean you have to go and give up all the delicious forms of dairy from your life. If you are lactose intolerant, you can still enjoy lactose-free milk, lactose-free yoghurt or other lactose-free dairy products that are produced in a way to help you digest dairy. Lactose-free dairy products from Arla Lactofree contain the same vitamins and minerals as regular dairy but without any of that pesky lactose. You can check out their full range of products here – they’ve got milk, cheese, butter, spreadable, yoghurt, and even lactose-free cream. The possibilities are honestly pretty endless when it comes to recipe creation.
And don’t just think that Arla Lactofree is designed solely for those people out there who get a dodgy tum after eating an entire ball of burrata either. Even if you’re not sensitive to lactose in the slightest, Arla Lactofree’s gear is still worth adding to your shopping list. Arla Lactofree’s Mature Cheddar Cheese is a great example of what they do best – it’s a slowly matured cheddar that’s been tested to ensure it contains no lactose. It still has that full-on cheddar taste, zero lactose, and works great in everything from a chorizo and cheese toastie to a pasta bake. With Arla Lactofree products, you really can cook as you normally would and follow any ordinary recipe. You honestly won’t even be able to tell the difference.
Try it out for your flatmates the next time it’s your turn to cook dinner. The look on their faces when they find out that you’ve served them a super delicious, super creamy carbonara that contains zero lactose will be absolutely priceless. You’ll also have the smug satisfaction of having upped their daily calcium intake in a very tasty way that’s easier to digest. Try out an Arla Lactofree product today. You might just surprise yourself.
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