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    What foods/liquids contain lactose?

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  • I am Accredited Practising Dietitian with a passion for helping people who suffer from food intolerance. I have 25 years of experience in this area … View Profile

    Milk, yoghurt and icecream are the major sources of lactose.

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    Lisa Chen

    Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE), Dietitian

    I am a member of DAA holding an accredited practicing dietitian (APD) and AN status.I am capable to provide individual consultation and group education to … View Profile

    Dairy products are the major sources of lactose, which includes milk, yogurt, cheese (esp. soft cheese), custard, evaporated milk and ice-cream. However, some non-dairy product may contain “milk” too such as cake, bread etc. The best way to detect it is “Read Food Labels”, both the ingredient list and allergent list at the back of package. In addition, research does show that small quantities of milk (up to 1/3 cup) may be tolerated by many individuals, even those are diagnosed with lactose malabsorption.

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