Despite the high lactose content, it is commonly reported that yogurt is often better tolerated than milk. You are not alone. Yes goats milk yogurt is allowed on elimination up to g! Lactose containing ingredients hiding in products may include: milk, milk solids, curds, whey, yogurt, buttermilk, sour cream. The manufacturers just need to add lactase, the enzyme that breaks down lactose, and the result is a completely lactose-free yogurt. But how can this be? There are several products available to help people with lactose intolerance digest lactose better. Hi there. No worries, you still have quite a few options I have found lactose free plain yogurt in a set of four single serving containers by Oikos.
While it is true that dairy foods contain lactose, super low lactose foods like aged cheese fall within compliant range. Monash sets the lactose cut off at one gram per serving, meaning any food or beverage with greater than one gram of sugar can be excessive in lactose, thus high FODMAP. However, even Monash states that those with lactose sensitivities can tolerate lactose in quantities of grams per day and maybe even more if spread out throughout the day. If you answered yes, you are not alone. As a GI dietitian, I strongly believe in eating probiotic rich foods like yogurt to help maintain a healthy and diverse gut microbiome. Following a low FODMAP diet may negatively impact your gut bacteria, especially if followed for a long duration of time. This is one reason why it is meant to be a temporary diet. Yogurt is one of the easiest ways to introduce beneficial probiotics into your diet. While there are a lot of fermented vegetables to choose from think kimchi, miso, tempeh, and sauerkraut, many struggle with the taste. Thus, a food first approach is probably the best approach. Lactose-free yogurts are generally compliant, however you should still take a look at the label and avoid those containing high FODMAP ingredients.
Choosing yoghurt is tricky enough these days with the vast array of offerings in the supermarket aisle, and the various claims that go with them. Lactose is the natural sugar, or carbohydrate molecule in milk and milk products, including certain yoghurts. Lactose is a double sugar molecule, which requires an enzyme called Lactase, to break it down before it can be digested. How much lactose a person can consume comfortably, will depend on how much lactase they have in the lining of their digestive tract. If someone eats or drinks more lactose than they can digest, the lactose will stay in the digestive tract and continue its path to the large intestine where it is fermented by the healthy bacteria that live there. This creates gas as a side effect and contributes to bloating and abdominal pain. Lactose intolerance is fairly common, especially in certain regions or populations, and has been extensively researched.
Yes goats milk yogurt is Greek yogurt with a vanilla g caramel flavored coffee syrup. I like to mix plain.