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Lactose Free Yogurt

By Edited Mar 14, 2014 0 1

If you are reading this you are probably a big fan of yogurt and you unfortunately suffer from lactose intolerance. Therefore the first thing you are looking for is a lactose free yogurt. I've got some great news for you – there are various products that meet your needs.

Lactose Free Yogurt

In the beginning let's talk a little about the lactose intolerance. There are a lot of people suffering from this condition, but the lactose digestion problems differ between one another. The severest possible situation is when one cannot digest even a very little portion of lactose. Fortunately most people suffering from this condition can digest some lactose, therefore they (in most cases) don't really have to eat only lactose free yogurts. They need to watch out their lactose intake, so it's definitely better for them to consume Greek yogurt instead of regular one (you can read about this issue in “Carbohydrates” section of my “Greek Yogurt vs. Regular Yogurt - Differences in Nutrition” article).

Let's break down yogurt types into two groups based on their lactose amount:


  • Less lactose than regular yogurt

This is the group where you can find Greek yogurts. Yogurts (all kinds) contain lactase (enzyme responsible for digesting lactose) so their lactose is easier to digest than lactose that could be found in milk. Greek yogurts contain less lactose than plain yogurts to they are a better choice for you if you have problems with digesting this nutrition ingredient.

  • Lactose free

This group is your only choice if you're suffering from the severest form of lactose intolerance. This group can be further divided into two subgroups :

    • Dairy products

Those yogurts are prepared on the basis of milk so they are normal dairy products. Somewhere in the manufacturing process the lactose is decomposed, therefore the sugars contained in those yogurts are digestible for people with lactose intolerance.


- Yami yogurts[797]

- Green Valley Organics[798]

    • Non-dairy products

Those yogurts aren't made from cow's (or other mammal's) milk. All of them don't contain lactose so you can enjoy them without any danger to your health. You must watch carefully their nutrition values because not all of them have all the nutrients you have thought they would have. As an example you can take a look at the Amande's yogurt nutrition values[799]  - it contains no calcium at all! If you are consuming yogurt to increase your calcium intake - this yogurt won't give you the benefits you were looking for.

We can break down this group to at least three subgroups:

      •  Soy yogurts

A lot of people recommend eating soy, soy milk and other soy derivatives. Soy is one of the protein sources for vegans. Although you have to remember that there is a lot of controversy around soy and a lot of clinical trials going on. Plus some people have problems with soy tolerance. Besides that people complain about the taste of soy yogurts[802].

      • Coconut milk yogurts


- Nulait[800]

      • Almond milk yogurts


- Amande yogurt[801]

- Nulait[800]


Lactose Free Yogurt(73033)

As you can see there is a lot of possibilities for people suffering from the lactose intolerance. If you have minor problems with lactose digestion Greek yogurts are those you are looking for (besides, there are a lot of health benefits of Greek yogurt). If your problems are severe you should definitely abstain yourself from any lactose consumption, so you should choose one of the kinds of yogurts that are lactose free. Amongst them we can find dairy and non-dairy products. If you will choose a non-dairy products you should remember to check the nutrition values on the label before buying.



Apr 17, 2013 10:49pm
Great information. How would you say they taste?
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