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Health benefits of Lactose:
Lactose is a sugar present in milk which may contribute to the development of our immune system and gut health

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See the bottom of this page for the ingredients highest in lactose

What is lactose?

Lactose is a sugar found in milk and milk products which may contribute to the development of our immune system and gut health1.

The body digests lactose using a substance called lactase which breaks lactose down into two usable sugars, glucose and galactose.

What is lactose intolerance?

Some people don't produce enough lactase so the lactose stays in the digestive system and ferments, creating gases which lead to the symptoms of lactose intolerance.

Lactose intolerance in children can be caused by an infection in the digestive system which should clear up in a few weeks.

It is important to distinguish lactose intolerance from an allergy to milk protein which is a far more serious allergic reaction to milk products2.

One of the highest ingredients for lactose is breast milk.

Can I eat any milk products?

Many hard cheeses only have a trace of lactose in an amount so small it is nutritionally insignificant. In the light of this we have not included lactose data for ingredients with only a trace of lactose.

It is interesting to note that eggs also contain a trace of lactose and are classified as lactose free.
Review date: 2/14/2022
Next review date: 2/14/2023
Lactose nutritional information

Top 6 ingredients for Lactose taking into account portion size and cooking retention factors

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Lassi - takeaway - retail nutritional information

Lassi - takeaway - retail

24.08g = No RDA/RI available
Chocolate flavoured milk nutritional information

Chocolate flavoured milk

18.15g = No RDA/RI available
Strawberry & banana flvr milk nutritional information

Strawberry & banana flvr milk

16.17g = No RDA/RI available
Whey - dried nutritional information

Whey - dried

15.6g = No RDA/RI available
Sheeps milk - raw nutritional information

Sheeps milk - raw

10.2g = No RDA/RI available
Milk semi skimmed  nutritional information

Milk semi skimmed

9.8g = No RDA/RI available