Lactose-Free and Loving Cheddar!
Are you currently avoiding dairy products because you’ve noticed some leave you feeling less than your best? Lactose might be to blame. It’s the primary sugar in dairy products and if your body does not produce enough lactase, the enzyme that digests lactose, eating dairy foods may leave you feeling sub par.
But do you ever find yourself wishing you could just go back to eating a yogurt for breakfast or grab a few pieces of cheddar cheese and crackers for a snack?
Good news! Going lactose-free doesn’t have to mean going dairy free. This is important because dairy products are great sources of calcium and vitamin D, which are both important for building strong bones!
There are many dairy products, like Cabot’s aged cheddar cheese, that naturally contain little to no lactose. Did you know that the natural aging process that occurs while making cheese actually breaks down the lactose in milk? That means many aged cheeses like cheddar, colby, swiss and parmesan contain little to no lactose. In addition, the friendly bacteria in yogurt, like Cabot’s Greek yogurt, actually helps your body digest lactose so you may be able to tolerate small amounts of it, especially when eaten with other foods.
Check out our delicious collection of lactose-free recipes featuring our lactose-free cheeses and look for the lactose-free seal on our packaging when shopping in stores!