Did you know? There are 65% of people in India alone face some type or the other form of lactose intolerance.
But, hey! What is it?
What Is Lactose Intolerance?
The sugar present and found inside the dairy products is known as lactose and when your body just does not have the right amount of lactase enzyme to digest the lactose sugar then your body reacts differently to it and shows weird symptoms which bothers your health.
Like this, your body becomes intolerant to milk and milk products. But lactose intolerant does not mean that you have an allergy to milk.
Many people confuse lactose intolerance to milk allergy but these are 2 totally different things. Milk allergy is caused due to the allergy to milk proteins namely casein.
And it happens if someone has the problem in there is some problem in the immune system or the malfunctioning of the immune system due to which it attacks the milk proteins.
Signs and Symptoms that will show that you are lactose intolerant
If the problem aggravates then you will notice the following symptoms
- Cramps in the stomach
- Frequent urination
- Occasional constipation
- Pain in the lower belly
If you are lactose intolerant then you must avoid all these: Milk from cows, goats, or even sheep.
Also, various dairy products like yogurt, cheese, and cream should be avoided.
Sometimes even the ingredient used for making a product that has lactose in it can harm you. Avoid eating, chocolates, cakes, bread, cereals, processed meat, instant meat, etc.
As people who are intolerant to lactose might miss on a lot of vital nutrients and minerals, therefore, eating the following foods will help in getting a balanced diet.
- Sardines and salmon (with bones)
- Orange juice
- Green leafy vegetables
- Soy milk
- White tuna
- Bone broth
Once you fix your diet, you can start following natural remedies that will you in treat your condition.
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Natural Remedies to Treat Lactose Intolerance
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Essential Oils
- Lemon Juice
- Aloe Vera Juice
- Bone Broth
- Coconut Oil
Ayurvedic Remedy for Lactose Intolerant bodies:
Increase the intake of the foods that have high vitamin content in them like fatty fish, fortified orange juice, soy milk, egg yolks, and poultry.
Apple Cider Vinegar
You must consider taking this remedy daily. When you consume apple cider vinegar it will turn alkaline once when it enters your stomach and it helps aid the digestion of the dairy sugar. It helps to relieve you from the symptom of nausea, gas and bloating.
Take 1 glass of warm water and add 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar to it. Drink the mixture.
Just as the name suggests these too are really very important for the human body.
In a glass of cold water put one drop lemon essential oil drink it after mixing it really well.
The lemon essential oil will neutralize the acid present in the stomach and that will relieve you from your digestion problems that are caused due to the intolerance to lactose.
Put 1 drop of peppermint oil in a glass of water and then drink the concoction. The peppermint oil is known to soothe the digestive function. It will aid in digestion and relief from bloating.
The diet which does not include the dairy products in it can lead to the deficiency of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D in your body and eggs will compensate for that.
Aloe Vera Juice
Consume a ½ cup of aloe vera juice daily at least two times daily as it will help soothe the disturbed stomach with the power of the aloe vera’s properties.
Aloe vera also restores your stomach’s pH balance, thanks to its magnesium lactate composition.
Consume it daily and consider it to be part of your diet daily.
You need to drink it daily in your diet as it is really healthy for your overall health. It is a rich source of calcium and it also contains collagen and gelatin that will make your gut take the lactose in a better way if you accidentally consume it.
Replace butter with coconut oil in your diet.
It will smooth the stomach and it has great properties that will compensate for the lost nutrients.
Cooking food in coconut oil will help in healing your gut and also it is really healthy.
Various Ayurvedic remedy for lactose intolerant bodies will slowly and steadily show results. You just need to start trying them today!