It is common knowledge that lactose intolerant people can’t consume dairy products. But there are unexplored alternatives available in the market for you. These alternatives are also healthy and nutritious and will provide your body with the sufficient protein intake that it needs. Some of the alternatives are:-
1) Almond Milk
It is made from finely ground almonds and water. It tastes a bit like nuts and has fewer calories than other non-dairy alternatives. It contains no saturated fat. Only downside is its low protein content. It has one by eighth the protein found in cow’s milk. So, you need to make sure you’re eating a lot of other protein rich foods too. Most commercial brands are fortified with vitamins A, D, B12 and calcium to match the natural quantities found in cow’s milk.
2) Coconut milk
It is relatively new to the market and is made from filtered water and coconut cream. Some commercial brands add emulsifiers and thickeners to it too. Coconut milk is naturally higher in fat than its counter-parts. Its fat content is usually beneficial in burning calories and also appears to raise the good cholesterol in the body. It is low in protein but similar to almond milk, it is also fortified with calcium and vitamins to match the qualities of cow’s milk.
3) Rice milk
It has high carbohydrate content and is made by blending partially milled rice with water. It has a slightly sweet taste due to the carbohydrates present in it. It has almost no protein content and is good for people with allergies.
4) Soy milk
It is an appropriate alternative to cow’s milk as it has good protein content and nutritional similarities to cow’s milk.