When you see the phrase lactose-free, what comes to mind?
A) “That’s my life in a nutshell! I’m lactose intolerant.”
B) “I’ve heard the term before … I just don’t know what it means.”
C) “I’ve thought about going the lactose-free route, but I like dairy WAY too much!”
For those of you in the “A” camp, we have a lactose-free, high-protein shake that may meet your dietary needs and support your fitness goals. It will be easy on your digestive system and can help you get the lean, fit body you crave. More on that in a bit …
For our “B” friends out there, you’re not alone! The term can be confusing. Many people often assume that lactose-free is the same as dairy-free, when in fact they’re two separate things. We’ll break it down for you …
Lactose is a naturally occurring sugar found in dairy products. However, it’s only one component of dairy products. Some dairy products are actually lactose-free. Furthermore, lactose can be found in a wide range of other products aside from milk – like baked goods, sauces, non-dairy creamers, margarine, and a variety of processed foods.
If a person is lactose intolerant, it means their body cannot properly digest lactose. It doesn’t mean they can’t have dairy – they just can’t have dairy that contains lactose.
With us so far?
Now for our “C” group. As mentioned, the terms lactose and dairy aren’t interchangeable. So, go ahead and shop for lactose-free foods in the dairy aisle!
Why ChooseLactose Free?
If you’re lactose intolerant, eating lactose-free foods isn’t just a nice-to-have. It’s something you need to do to improve how your body feels and functions. Because your body produces too little of an enzyme known as lactase, it reacts poorly whenever you consume foods or drinks containing lactose. These symptoms aren’t pretty: bloating, flatulence, cramps, diarrhea, and nausea to name a few. Don’t be embarrassed, because research shows you’re one of about 30 to 50 million Americans who are lactose intolerant.* Typically, this condition is genetically related or caused by a gastrointestinal (GI) issue.
What If You’re Not Lactose Intolerant?
You can still proactively reduce the amount of lactose in your diet. After all, many people are actively going the “free-from” route by choice. They’re looking for simpler and fewer ingredients in their foods, drinks, and supplements. Even though removing lactose might not have been on your radar before, it could be something to consider now.
Think about it for a second. Do you find that some foods leave your stomach feeling more bloated or upset than others? Does this typically happen when you consume foods containing lactose?
While you might not be diagnosed with lactose intolerance, you may have an aversion or sensitivity to it. Choosing lactose-free options may help your digestive system run a little smoother, leaving you feeling “lighter” and less sluggish than usual. Give it a try and see how you feel. Of course, if you’re making any dramatic changes to your diet, be sure to speak with your family doctor or a certified nutritionist.
Now for That High-Protein, Lactose-Free Shake We Mentioned Earlier
Naturally, you want nutrition that will support your fitness goals. The goal is to find options that are high in protein, low in sugar, and packed with vitamins and minerals. The problem? Many nutritional supplements contain lactose, which takes them off the table for people who are intolerant or sensitive to it.
So how do you find nutrition that’s high in protein, low in sugar, packed with goodness AND lactose-free? You shop at LeanBody.com.
Head straight to our Lean Body RTD page, because that’s where you’ll find this coveted mix of healthy, high-protein, lactose-free nutrition.
New to Lean Body RTDs?
Boy, have we got a great-tasting supplement for you! Lean Body RTDs are delicious, nutritious protein shakes for on the go. Just like their RTD (Ready-to-Drink) name implies, they can be enjoyed anywhere life takes you – at the office, at the gym, out on errands, and more. Each shake contains 40 grams of high-quality protein and zero grams of sugar. Because lactose is a sugar, the shake is suitable for most people who are seeking a “lactose-free” shake. They also pull double duty as either a snack or a meal. Whichever you prefer, Lean Body RTDs make it easier than ever to add more healthy protein to your day in a lactose-free way.
When it comes to flavor choices, you’ve got plenty. Lean Body RTDs come in eight delicious flavors to suit a wide variety of tastes, like our popular Café Mocha flavor or our fun, fruity Banana flavor. If you’ve been searching far and wide for delicious, lactose-free protein shakes, you can stop and savor the taste here.
Load Up on Lactose-Free Goodness
When it comes to meeting your unique nutritional needs – whether it’s lactose-free, sugar-free, or anything else – preparation is key. You always want to be ready with healthy snacks and meals; otherwise, you’ll be tempted to reach for something you’ll regret later. (We see you, fast-food joints!) Make sure to stock up on Lean Body RTDs so you’ll always have the nutrition you need and want at your fingertips!
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