A lactose-free diet is a diet that eliminates or restricts lactose, a type of sugar in milk, which is usually broken down by lactase, an enzyme produced by your gut.
So, what’s the deal with this lactose and lactase?
For the people who are unable to produce lactase, lactose can trigger really unpleasant adverse side effects. There are studies that estimate that up to 65% of the world’s population actually is lactose intolerant, so they are unable to digest this lactose thing. Other people choose to cut out lactose due to having an allergy to the proteins in milk.
However, there are many other reasons for which you might consider a dairy-free diet.
The precise connection between acne and lactose consumption is not yet known, but there might actually be more than one. Some theories state that it could be a milk allergy or sensitivity causing inflammation; others suggest the hormones in milk are aggravators; while one study points to lactose, butterfat, or perhaps excess iodine in milk as the culprit.
Whatever the reason, a dairy-free diet might just be the first step in treating acne.
It is not uncommon for people to report losing weight after reducing or entirely cutting out lactose from their diets. While lactose is not exactly bad for you, milk, cheeses, cream and other dairy-based products can contain large quantities of fat which, in turn, can directly contribute to a weight gain.
Care for the environment
Adopting a dairy-free diet is a great way to lessen your environmental impact. Milk production has been shown to have a substantial footprint on air quality (greenhouse gas and nitrogen emissions), water quality (run-off of fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, and pathogens), and the soil and surrounding ecosystems (land use, cropping practices, fertilizers, and pesticides).
Here’s how we can help
The entire range of our products is lactose-free, which guarantees that you won’t have to deal with any of the unpleasant side-effects associated with dairy consumption. And, at the same time, you’re limiting your impact on the environment!