Lactose Free

Lactose is a naturally occurring sugar in milk products, such as yoghurt, cheese, butter and ice cream. You may need to follow a lactose-free diet if you are intolerant, which is when the intestine cannot break down and absorb lactose. It’s also essential to avoid foods such as baked goods, soups and dressings, which may use ingredients containing lactose.

Benefits of a lactose free diet

You will need to cut out certain foods for a lactose free diet, but it does have advantages.

• Improves digestion

• Reduces sugar intake

• Increases energy

• Promotes a healthy weight

• Lowers inflammation

• Perfect for a lactose intolerance

• Enhances focus

• May improve sleep quality

• Naturally encourages a fibre-rich diet

• May improve acne


FAQs about a lactose free diet

Below are some frequently asked questions for following a lactose free diet.

Is lactose free the same as dairy free?

No. Lactose is a naturally occurring sugar within dairy, but you can still eat dairy products if the lactose component is removed. For example, lactose-free milk and ice cream. People who are dairy free cannot eat dairy products at all and opt for dairy alternatives.

What can I eat on a lactose free diet?

Similarly to a dairy free diet, you can eat fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, beans, whole grains, beans, tofu, tempeh, meat, fish, and seafood.

Can I eat chocolate on a lactose free diet?

Regular chocolate contains lactose, so ensure you choose lactose-free treats. If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth without triggering a lactose intolerance, try Biona’s deliciously sweet Organic Rice Syrup.

Can I eat bread if I'm lactose intolerant?

Some breads contain lactose, so you must check the label before consuming baked goods such as biscuits, cakes, crackers and pastries. Sauces and dressing may also sneak in glucose, so look for the lactose free stamp of approval.

What are the symptoms of a lactose intolerance?

If you are lactose intolerant, you may struggle with extreme bloating, cramps, excess gas, diarrhoea and nausea after eating products containing lactose. 

Is being lactose free healthier?

A lactose free diet is certainly healthier if you have an intolerance, however, it may not suit everyone. If you are unsure whether you need lactose free products, talk to your GP.

Enjoy your lactose free diet with Grape Tree

At Grape Tree, we provide lactose free products, such as coconut oil and butter, sauerkraut, rice syrup and supplements. Browse our lactose free range today.

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Rich and Creamy Coconut Butter 300g
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Puro Organic Coconut Milk 400ml

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