May 2021 | Issue II
Living with Lactose 101
Good Afternoon Dairy Dreamers 🙇🏽♂️
We are so happy to welcome you back to the second instalment of our weekly series, Living with Lactose!!
In case you’re one of our new subscribers, we'll be giving you a milky landslide of content - full of advice, tips and hints on how to best deal with dairy and seize the day 🐮
In our second weekly series, we'll be looking at:
➕ the different levels of lactose around town 🍦
➕ how we can prepare for a tasty and pain-free day out 😋
➕ the simple tricks that can help us maximise our peace of mind 🌍
And for our VIDD's (Very Important Dairy Dreamers) 👀:
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There's a million ways to maximise one of the world’s most basic, yet important pleasures, and we're here to guide you and keep you informed every step of the way 🕺🏽
A Land of Lactose: The Facts
Restaurants, ice cream parlours, coffeeshops, pizzerias, hotel continental breakfasts and bakeries might seem to all have their differences, but I’m sure you can find the thread connecting them all together – Dairy Delight 😍
All these places can either start the day right or make it about 2x better 😄 but one thing they don’t have in common is the level of lactose in each of their offerings!
What Foods Do We Need to Look Out For?
Well, let’s start with the basics, including a point we made earlier in the week, that weirdly, full fat whole milk has less lactose in it than skimmed milk!
This works out to be about a 2g difference in a cup of milk 😳 meaning it could definitely be making things worse in the morning before work!
What is particularly surprising? Yogurt!
Yogurt, especially low-fat yogurt, can have up to 17 grams of lactose per cup, meaning it can have double the amount as a normal ice cream (4-8 grams).
As for the worst culprit? Sweet, condensed milk!
Whilst there’s not much else that can match those levels of creamy sweetness, condensed milk can have 31-50 grams of lactose per cup!
This means that most of our bellies would have a very tough time getting through it, and can also explain why we may feel particularly bloated or full of gas after having the desserts we love 😭
Interestingly, bakeries and baked goods in general can be very misleading when it comes to lactose content, catching us by surprise 😅 a lot of our favourite foods, like buttery croissants or cinnamon swirls, have a lot more lactose in them since they’ve been made with milk and/or butter!
Preparation is 🔑
Unfortunately, if we don’t prepare well for these foods on a day out, we could be having a really tough time trying to enjoy the day 🥵 since, by the time we are adults, the British Nutrition Foundation estimate up to 70% of the world’s population suffer from lactose intolerance.
A lot of us take a sacrifice we do not need to.
Whilst our tablets provide a perfect solution to eating pain-free, there are some other ways we can try and minimise the pain we feel 🤩
Long intestinal transit times have been shown to improve lactose absorption!
This means that if you have nothing to aid your digestion, having lactose as part of a meal, rather than a quick ice cream on an empty stomach, can really help if all else fails ✨
Finally, as simple as it may sound, the symptoms of lactose intolerance are entirely dose-dependent, obviously this may not be ideal as no one wants to leave a pizza half-eaten or only have a few spoons of ice cream, but if you flip it, we know that even if you forget to take our tablets, a small amount of lactose alongside a big meal will help you feel less discomfort during the day.
We made an assumption that this means pizza might be made more tolerable by the dough underneath it 😎 otherwise, I know we’d probably need A&E after a large Dominos 😂
See You Next Week!
Dairy is such an unavoidable and enjoyable fact of life we started a business just so we could focus on it 😎 supplying high quality lactase tablets that ensure you’re prepared for any indulgence, and any occasion, that life might throw at you! 🥳✨
We hope we’ve managed to give some dairy enlightenment on such a dull Tuesday!
See you next week Dairy Dreamers 🤩