Got Food Intolerances?
Updated: Nov 26, 2019
Gross! Did you know what was in that glass of milk you've been drinking? No wonder people feel bad after drinking milk.
It's common to be lactose intolerant. Lactose is the “milk sugar” carbohydrate found in dairy products. Because you lack the enzyme lactase your body is unable to digest lactose. You can now find “lactose free” milk in most grocery stores. You can also use Almond, Rice, Hemp, or Coconut milk as a healthier alternative.
You can also take an enzyme supplement “lactase” to help with digestion. Lactase is naturally released from your intestines and is one of your digestive enzymes. Undigested lactose ferments and creates gas, bloating, pain, and diarrhea sometimes.
Casein is the curds in milk and whey is the liquid both are proteins. Casein is found in low fat milk, yogurt, cheese and ice cream. Casein and whey can cause allergies that cause an immune response. After eating you can get a stuffy nose, mucous, hives, rashes, swelling of lips, mouth, tongue or throat.
Some with a casein allergy may tolerate butter or cream because they only have traces of casein. Clarified butter or ghee contains no casein and makes a good substitute.
Because I’m lactose intolerant and have a casein allergy, this easy recipe is a delicious alternative to ice cream and the texture is like the real thing.