Eating lactose-free is usually the only option for people with lactose intolerance. But what does a lactose-free diet entail? Which products are entirely lactose free? And is it good for everyone? Don’t you then miss foods that are important for a healthy diet? And do you have to eat a lactose-free diet if you are lactose intolerant? Make sure you ask your dietician or nutritionist to advise you on this.
Following a lactose-free diet with lactose-free products
You can follow a lactose-free diet by consuming lactose-free foods. There are many different types of lactose-free products available. First of all you have lactose-free products that are plant-based and naturally contain no lactose. These include fish, meat, fresh vegetables and fruit. Nuts and hard (Dutch) cheeses also fall in the lactose-free product category. Rice cakes and meat substitutes such as soya, egg and tofu can also be consumed when you are lactose intolerant.
Of course, there are also lactose-free products that are entirely dairy products but are created especially for those who are lactose intolerant. You can find lactose-free cheese by looking for hard cheeses at the supermarket or the cheese shop. This includes Gouda cheese, Gorgonzola or Parmesan cheese. Mature goat cheese is also fine for people who are lactose intolerant. Lactose-free yoghurt from all the main brands is also available on the shelves, enabling you to enjoy yoghurt like never before! Lactose-free milk and lactose-free quark are increasingly appearing on the market and are good alternatives if you are lactose intolerant.
Kerutabs stimulates the break-down of lactose
If you’d like to enjoy a pancake or a quark pie every now and then, Kerutabs can be a good supplement. Kerutabs supports the digestion of milk sugar (lactose) in the intestines.
If you’d like to know more about our lactase tablets, take a look at our lactase tablets page or our Frequently asked questions. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.