Nowadays, every time we go to the supermarket to buy milk there’s a wide variety. Skimmed, semi-skimmed, along with lactose-free milk like oat milk or rice. Here we’ll be exploring the latter type, more specifically the benefits of lactose-free milk that have been a lifesaver for anyone (such as myself) who has lactose intolerance.
Lactose Free Life, The Benefits:
One of the main benefits of lactose-free milk we need to highlight is that it allows lactose intolerant individuals to replace conventional milk without missing out of calcium and other nutrients milk provides. The calcium and other nutrients essential for our bodies to function smoothly are abundant in the lactose-free milk, the same way they are in regular milk.
- Lactose free milk is also a touch sweeter, making it more palatable for younger children
- It is great for heart health
- Keeps bones stronger
- Is easier on the digestion
- Completely free of the carbs that create the issues in the regular milk
How do you know if you are lactose intolerant?
Does lactose-free milk help you lose weight?
If you’re wondering if lactose-free milk will help you miraculously shed weight, the answer is no. While the benefits of lactose-free are numerous, it really is just normal milk without the lactose. As with conventional milk, if you want to lose weight it is best to take skim milk without lactose instead of just standard lactose milk.
Other benefits of lactose-free milk
There are others benefits of lactose-free milk, such as being good for the heart. Its minerals help regulate blood pressure; while the vitamin B’s, although limited, helpin the production of red blood cells. But that’s not all, because of the combination of vitamin B and potassium, it also regulates the electrical activity of the heart.
This milk has an important amount of vitamins A and C, which translates into better skin care . Vitamin A helps to keep you hydrated while C assists in wound healing. .
When you get adequate amounts of vitamin A, it helps take care of vision and prevent problems like cataracts along with strengthening the immune system.
What to do if I’m lactose intolerant and I drink milk?
Homemade Oat Milk recipe, Lactose Free Milk Recipe
- Conventional milk has approximately 45 grams of lactose per liter and lactose-free milk does not exceed gram per liter. Beware of milks with reduced lactose, which reach up to 18 grams of lactose per liter.