On November 5, I was a participant in a Google hangout at the National Dairy Council Google + page with Melissa d’Arabian, the LACTAID® Brand spokesperson, and Lana Frantzen, a nutrition expert from the National Dairy Council. They shared a few delicious lactose free recipes and nutritional information during the chat. I had never participated in a live hangout which was videoed at the same time, so it was a neat experience for me. I also learned about the importance of incorporating dairy into your diet even if you are lactose intolerant or sensitive like I am. Dairy plays an important role in keeping your body nourished properly.
From the Google Hangout:
Remember, just because you or someone you know is lactose intolerant doesn’t mean that it’s necessary to avoid dairy products. Lactose free dairy like LACTAID® Products, low fat or fat free natural cheeses and yogurt are a great way to include dairy in your diet, and help ensure you get all of the great nutrients we talked about today. – Lana
I know my kids love macaroni and cheese, and I cannot imagine going the rest of my life without ice cream. I am glad there are lactose free dairy options for me and my family because I know I would be one to “suffer through” the pain whereas now I don’t have to.
5 Reasons You Need Dairy
- Bone Health – Reduce Osteoporosis
- Reduced cardiovascular disease
- Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
- Lower blood pressure in adults