Archive for May, 2011

Lactose, You’re Busted

What happens when you can’t digest Lactose, diarrhea, cramps, bloating and gas. If you don’t realize that you are lactose intolerant, you go through these severe symptoms that keep going on. When you finally realize what the problem is, it’s like sunshine being cast on a dark shadowy problem. The doctor still thinks it’s something else. Well, when your doctor thinks it’s something else, it’s the typical medical incompetence.

After much internet searching, I found a table of lactose content of dairy foods. In general, cream and cheese has minimal amount of lactose, so all the good stuff is still on the table.

Foods with TRACE Amounts of Lactose per Serving

  • Butter, 1 tbs
  • Light Cream, 2 tbs
  • Half and Half, 2 tbs
  • Heavy Cream, 2 tbs
  • Whipped Cream Topping Pressurized (in a can), 2 tbs
  • Swiss Cheese, 1 oz.
  • Cheddar Cheese, 1 oz.
  • Blue Cheese, 1 oz.
  • Parmesan Cheese, 1 oz.
  • Mozzarella Cheese, Whole Milk, 1 oz.
Foods with LOW Amounts of Lactose, 1 -3 gms per Serving
  • American Cheese, 1 oz.
  • Pudding, Ready to Eat, 4 oz
  • Cottage Cheese, 1/2 cup
  • Cream Cheese, 2 tbs
  • Sour Cream, 2 tbs
  • Margarine, 1 tbs
Foods with MODERATE Amounts of Lactose, 4 – 8 gms per Serving
  • Ice Cream, 1/2 cup
  • Yogurt, Low-Fat, 1 cup
  • Yogurt, Low-Fat with Fruit, 6 oz.
  • Evaporated Milk, 1 oz
  • Condensed Milk, Whole, 1 oz.
Foods with HIGH Amounts of Lactose, 9 – 12 gms per Serving
  • Milk: Whole, Low-Fat, Skim, 1 cup
  • Buttermilk, 1 cup
  • Goat Milk, 1 cup
  • Fat Free Dry Milk, 1/3 cup
There are Lactose alternatives for the High Lactose foods.
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