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Last Updated : May 02,2018

Lactose intolerance means the inability to digest the lactose present in milk. This occurs because the small intestine doesn’t make enough lactase – an enzyme required to break down lactose present in milk. The intensity of intolerance to milk varies from one person to another. Some people cannot digest any form of milk and its product while some can handle small amounts of milk and its products especially curds as it is probiotic. Thus smoothies made with curds would be a better option than milkshakes made with milk. Butter if not tolerable can be substituted with Peanut Butter or Coconut Butter with Desiccated Coconut.

Largely all individuals produce enough lactose. However some cannot due to genetic reasons or sometimes even due to defects in the lining of the small intestine.

The most common symptoms of lactose intolerance are:
• Flatulence immediately on drinking milk
• Abdominal pain
• Diarrhea

While this can be easily controlled by avoiding milk and its products, one has to be careful of making up for their calcium and vitamin D requirement, especially if you’re a vegetarian. Try and add greens to add on some calcium to your diet.
Instead of milk opt for:
• Oats milk: This is a good source of fiber and can easily made at home. Try recipes Homemade Oat Milk and Pear Rabdi with Oats Milk.
Coconut Milk : While readymade coconut milk is available, it is always advisable for lactose intolerant people to make their own recipe in their own kitchen. We have shared a recipe which is definitely worth trying. If you are amongst those who love milkshakes try Avocado Coconut Milk Vegan Smoothie.
Almond Milk: This is one the tastiest options to milk for those suffering from lactose intolerance. Do try your hand at recipes of Almond Milk and Vegan Amaranth Almond Milk and Apple Porridge.
Soya Milk: Made from soyabeans it is devoid of lactose and thus another substitute to milk.

Foods to be avoided for Lactose Free Dairy Free Diet are:
1. Bread (as it has milk)
2. Pasta ( read package as it should be lactose free)
3. Burger
4. Milk based sweets and mithais
5. Salad dressings (lemon based dressing allowed)
6. Margarine
7. Cheese
8. Paneer
9. Biscuits and baked goods
10. Coffee creamers
11 Ghee and butter (check for tolerance)

It is always advisable to check the food label of any packaged food like instant soup and porridge to be assured of the ingredients that make up that food.

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Recipe# 3101
03 Apr 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Whole Wheat Bread, apart from being healthier than its refined flour counterpart, also has a rustic aroma and flavour, which are thoroughly enjoyable. Freshly-baked Whole Wheat Bread is a delight to bite into, for babies, toddlers, children and adults too! You can use olive oil instead of butt ....
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Recipe# 37438
26 Mar 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here is how you can make a toothsome cookie within minutes, without even requiring any baking! Crushed digestive biscuits together with crunchy and wholesome ingredients like muesli and wheat bran are mixed into a dough, shaped into cookies. That’s all there is to it! Dotted with chocolate chips and ....
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Recipe# 42462
21 Feb 18

by Tarla Dalal
When it comes to foods like smoothies and salads there are so many different combinations possible that you can have a different one everyday!! Today why don’t you try this awesome Apple Dragon Fruit Vegan Smoothie, which is loaded with the goodness of apples and dragon fruit. While the bene ....
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Recipe# 41012
08 Jul 16

 by Tarla Dalal
Homemade Oat Milk is a tasty beverage with the soothing flavour of oats. It is a great alternative for lactose intolerant people, and can even be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for one day. Just make sure you use a muslin cloth over your strainer, to get a thin and proper milk.
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Recipe# 42329
25 Dec 17

 by Tarla Dalal
When you bring together the right ingredients in the right way, you can achieve your nutritional goals in a very, very tasty way! Here, for example, we have made a smoothie with health-packed ingredients like oats, coconut milk and peanut butter. This luscious and tasty smoothie is great for kid ....
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Recipe# 42346

 by Tarla Dalal
Coconut Milk is being increasingly recognised for its health benefits. With a creamy, pleasant flavour, it adds not just nutrients but also taste to any dish it is used in. This no-fuss, easy-to-make Vegan Oats and Coconut Milk Pudding is a wonderfully healthy breakfast with a creamy mouth-feel ....
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Recipe# 42345

 by Tarla Dalal
Top-up your nutrients with this tasty smoothie, on days when you are in a rush and don’t have time for a full-fledged breakfast . Filling, tasty and loaded with nutritious ingredients, this healthful Strawberry, Almond Milk an ....
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Recipe# 42338
26 Mar 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Here's a delectable lactose-free snack that all of you are sure to fall in love with! Loaded with the goodness of wholesome flours and flaxseeds powder, this Multigrain Healthy Cracker tastes so awesome even without using butter or any type of dairy product. You can enjoy it with tea, or car ....
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Recipe# 42337
28 Dec 17

by Tarla Dalal
Who doesn't love to sink their teeth into a heavenly chocolate cookie?! What seems to be such a common joy for many is a dream for those with lactose intolerance because most commercially sold cookies use dairy products. Not to worry, this recipe is a dream come true for all of you! Made of a co ....
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Recipe# 42243
13 Nov 17

 by Tarla Dalal
When a recipe is satiating, tasty and healthy too, you don’t have to think twice before making it. Well, this Vegan Amaranth Almond Milk and Apple Porridge is just that! A touch of cinnamon and maple syrup give it an awesome flavour, while ingredients like apple and wholegrain amaranth give it a ....
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Recipe# 42304
18 Dec 17

 by Tarla Dalal
A satiating, tasty and nutri-dense porridge is the best way to start your day, and we strongly recommend this Buckwheat Groats Porridge. Buckwheat Groats is the tiny triangular hulled seed of the buckwheat plant. It is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, and brings down cholesterol and blood ....
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Recipe# 42303
18 Dec 17

 by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 40984
14 Mar 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Here is how to make pure, soothing and tasty Almond Milk! This pure Almond Milk is rich in protein and iron , and wonderful for
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