lactose intolerance, low lactase

Why dairy products leave your stomach out of whack

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Feeling bloated after drinking milk, eating cheese or having an ice cream bar? It’s all in your genes. Specifically, it’s in your gene called LCT.
Gene for processing gene lactate: LCT

Each one of us is born with the ability to process and break down lactose in milk. Whether it’s caused by genetics or your environment, lactose intolerance can spontaneously develop at any age, messing up your gastrointestinal tract, which could leave you too bummed to work out.

The solution:

Knowing if you’re lactose intolerant (or have a sensitivity to lactose) or not is easy to tell by how your stomach reacts after you consume dairy products. If you’re intolerant, there are plenty of non-dairy options that you can source your calcium and vitamin D from. If you’re sensitive, seek help from a dietitian and be careful about quitting dairy cold turkey—you don’t want to make yourself intolerant.