eDiets' Lactose-Free Plan

Reviewed by James Brann, M.D.

Are you lactose intolerant? You may be - and not even know it! But whether you are or not, eDiets.com lactose-free diet plan is a diet that everyone can enjoy - even the kids!

Do you enjoy a nice, cold glass of milk with your Oreos, or are you a little 'sour' on the moo juice? Do you ever have a craving for a dish of ice cream, or a nice chunk of Gouda cheese, or do these foods create more trouble than you care to handle? If so, you may be lactose-intolerant, a serious condition and one that's on the grow around the world.

People who are lactose intolerant actually lack enough of a certain stomach enzyme needed to properly digest milk (lacto) and other products made from milk - foods like cheeses, ice cream, ice milk, yogurt, sour cream, whipped cream and all of the other foods in the dairy department of your favorite super-saver supermarket. The result? Well, the symptoms of lactose intolerance run the gamut from a general, all-over queasiness to painful stomach cramps, headaches, gas and bloating, i.e., not a pretty picture.

Now, you might ask, so what's the big deal? Don't drink milk. Or eat ice cream. Or yogurt. Or cheese. And on and on. Well, trying to eliminate milk from your diet can cause a number of problems:
  • Avoiding milk-based products isn't that easy to do, given how pervasive they are.
  • More importantly, milk and milk products are a primary source of calcium, the mineral used to build strong bones and diminish the effects of osteoporosis - the gradual loss of bone mass that leads to brittle bones as we age.
  • Milk products are also an important source of protein, the nutrient used by the body for the growth and on-going repair of muscle and other body tissue. Without enough protein, the human body is unable to sustain healthy growth and function.

So, whether you're lactose intolerant, or simply prefer to find substitutes for milk products in your diet, you still have to replenish your stores of calcium and protein to maintain long-term good health. That's where Lactose-Free Diet Plan by eDiets.com comes to rescue.

This innovative diet program replaces the nutrition found in milk products with other, healthy, lactose-free foods to ensure your good health and the good health of your entire family - growing kids included. The diet is rich in low-fat fish and meat dishes, soy dishes, beans, peas, corn and other non-dairy sources of protein, while calcium is replaced by a wide variety of nuts, seeds, meats and even brown sugar! That's right, a cup of brown sugar contains 180 milligrams of calcium. (Oh, goodie!)

The simple fact is, whether you can't tolerate milk products, or you just want to eliminate them from your diet for other reasons (like going vegan), the Lactose-Free by eDiets.com will provide the necessary nutrients for good health while eliminating the unpleasant and unnecessary side effects of lactose intolerance.