What is Lactose-Free Milk?

February 25, 2014

Giving up some of your favorite foods can be difficult if you have or think you have lactose intolerance

Fortunately, there are many tips and solutions to help you incorporate milk, cheese and yogurt back into your diet. One way is to try lactose-free milk. 

But what is lactose-free milk? We understand that there’s some confusion about what lactose-free milk is and isn’t, and we want to help. For example, some believe lactose-free milk is dairy-free. 

In fact, lactose-free milk is real cow’s milk – just like the milk you grew up with – without the lactose. Basically that means that the lactose, a natural sugar found in milk, has been removed. Other than that, lactose-free milk provides the same essential nutrients, such as calcium, protein, vitamin D and potassium that you’re used to. 

Lactose-free milk also tastes slightly sweeter than regular milk because the lactose is broken down into simple sugars. As a result, it makes a great addition to cereal, coffee, cocoa and more!