Lactose-free yoghurt

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    Jul 05, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
    For ages I have been trying to:
    a) feature a reliable source of calcium
    b) live, probiotic food

    in my diet.

    Realized that normal yoghurt makes me very depressed, esp greek style (probably due to lactose intolerance).

    Think I have it sorted now. I bought a yoghurt maker and now make yoghurt using lactose-free milk. It is so easy and I am really pleased with the results so far.

    I love waking up to freshly-made yoghurt - that won't make me depressed or hinder my digestion!

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    Jul 05, 2012 8:55 PM GMT
    Wow- I didn't know that there was such a thing as a home yoghurt maker. I'm going to investigate this. Thanks!
  • Suetonius

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    Jul 05, 2012 9:09 PM GMT
    Another solution to residual lactose in yogurt is to take a Lactaid (or another brand, like Costco's) pill with the yogurt, just as one would with milk.
  • mybud

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    Jul 05, 2012 9:35 PM GMT
    The fresh yogurt sounds great but I highly doubt processed yogurt caused depression..Also yogurt aids in digestion...My2 bits...
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    Jul 05, 2012 9:46 PM GMT
    You should try goat's milk yoghurt, grocery stores around here sell it. Im lactose intolerant and eat it without an issue. Also, have you tried the pills you can take before a meal containing dairy?

    Lactose intolerance is apparently not as carefully defined as i used to think, and some "experts" dismiss it, or say ot is just not understood. I would have to read more about it to understand the issue, but i just mean--how do you know that you are lactose intolerant? Depression isnt really one of the symptoms ive heard of.
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    Jul 05, 2012 9:48 PM GMT
    Also, out of curiosity, are you using kefer milk? Or illegal raw milk (which contains the enzymes necessary for dairy digestion, thus making the whole intolerance a moot issue?)
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    Jul 05, 2012 9:57 PM GMT
    in response to all:

    1. Lactose free-milk makes great yoghurt. It is thick and creamy just like normal yoghurt.

    2. Normal yoghurt does most definitely cause me depression. I know because i feel depressed afterwards! Wheat also make me depressed. Fact. You could not pay me to eat it.

    3. I have heard of Lactaid but not sure if it available in Britain.

    4. Yes also making kefir with lactose-free milk. Tastes great.









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    Jul 06, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    jonplondon said

    3. I have heard of Lactaid but not sure if it available in Britain.





    You guys have health food stores/pharmacies, though, of course. icon_razz.gif
    Just check the right aisle--I don't use lactaid, but a different brand. And there are actually quite a few.

    Also, your "lactose free milk" sounds like lactaid to me (same brand, but not the pills, the drink.)
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    Jul 06, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
    Lactose-intolerant here, also. But, Fage Greek yoghurt does not bother me in the least (thankfully).

    Not sure if it's available in the UK, but lactose-free Yoplait is now available in the US:

    Lactose_Free206oz20Strawberry_webready.j

    Good luck!
  • dc415

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    Jul 06, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    yogurt with live cultures shouldn't have very much lactose in it, because the bacteria break it all down for you. Cheap yogurts will sometimes have milk products added back in, which will reintroduce lactose. So if you're lactose intolerant make sure you buy yogurt with live cultures!
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    Jul 06, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    Sampled some of that out in a demo months ago... there is a cute lactose intolerant hottie I like, but am unsure about hitting on, or if he's even gay/bi... he liked the stuff a lot. Haven't seen him or the other cute blonde guy I worked with in a while... sigh* I hope you enjoy a good lactose free diet from now on, OP!
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    Jul 06, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    Some lactose intolerant people can tolerate that Jamie Lee Curtis laxative yogurt.
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    Jul 06, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    I am very lactose intolerant, but I can drink Kefir, which is a very healthy yogurt-like product. It has probiotics that may be better than the ones found in regular yogurt. It comes in a variety of flavors and can be mixed in smoothies. Look for the Lifeway brand.
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    Jul 06, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidI am very lactose intolerant, but I can drink Kefir, which is a very healthy yogurt-like product. It has probiotics that may be better than the ones found in regular yogurt. It comes in a variety of flavors and can be mixed in smoothies. Look for the Lifeway brand.
    This may be the way to this guys heart... thanks, again! icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 06, 2012 11:56 AM GMT
    Silk soy yogurt, hello!!