On Instagram @AndreaHardyRD, I share how the Low Fodmap diet isn’t Dairy Free, it’s Low Lactose and you still have lots of options to choose from!
🧀 Un-BRIE-ievable, RIGHT?! 🧀
Good news! Contrary to poor FODMAP information online, the low FODMAP diet is NOT dairy free! ❌ 🧀 ❌
🥛 Lactose is considered a FODMAP in those who maldigest lactose. If you’ve had a lactose intolerance test that was negative, it means that lactose will NOT act like a FODMAP in your gut, meaning you do not need to avoid it!🥛
For those who are unsure, during the elimination phase of the low FODMAP diet, we recommend LIMITING lactose specifically – not dairy!
That means you can have:
✅ ALL lactose-free dairy products
✅ OR regular dairy products if using the lactase enzymes (like lacteeze; lactaid has mannitol in it in Canada)
✅ Dairy alternates that are low FODMAP
✅. Naturally low lactose dairy – like hard & mold-ripened cheese
So if you previously enjoyed dairy, and weren’t sure where it fit – now you know!
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