Lactose intolerance is a condition in which people have symptoms due to the decreased ability to digest lactose, a sugar found in dairy products. Those affected vary in the amount of lactose they can tolerate before symptoms develop. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, gas, and nausea.
If you’re lactose intolerant, ingesting foods with high levels of lactose can cause uncomfortable digestive woes. When it comes to dairy products, cheese is the most loved dairy product. Luckily, not all cheese varieties are forbidden on a low-lactose diet. In fact, there are several types of cheeses that those sensitive to lactose can still enjoy in moderation.
Are you lactose intolerant and love cheese? Don’t you worry! We have listed below a few varieties of cheese that you can binge over.
Muenster: 0-1.1% lactose range
Camembert: 0-1.8% lactose range
Brie: 0-2% lactose range
Cheddar (mild and sharp varieties): 0-2.1% lactose range
Provolone: 0-2.1% lactose range
Gouda: 0-2.2% lactose range
Blue: 0-2.5% lactose range
Parmesan: 0-3.2% lactose range
Swiss: 0-3.4% lactose range
Cheese that you should avoid if you are lactose intolerant.
Feta: Approx. 4.1% average lactose
Ricotta: 0.2-5.1% lactose range
Colby: 1.6-5.2% lactose range
American: 1.6-5.2% lactose rang
Velveeta: Approx. 9.3% average lactose
American (pasteurized): 0-14.2% lactose range
So the next time your server is dish with Parmesan, don’t be afraid to eat it all out happily.