You can still enjoy dairy foods while living with lactose intolerance.
If I am lactose intolerant, why do I need dairy?
Living with lactose intolerance can be uncomfortable at the least and outright painful at the most. It is not surprising that you might want to avoid dairy foods to prevent this discomfort. However, dairy foods are one of the best sources of calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients that our bodies need for a healthy diet. Missing out on dairy might mean missing out on these essential nutrients, which can lead to long-term health consequences.
The good news is, there are ways to get the health and taste benefits of dairy foods while successfully managing your lactose intolerance. To learn how dairy can fit into a lactose intolerance-friendly meal plan, explore our resources below.