Food intolerance symptoms typically come on gradually and do not involve an immune system reaction. Sometimes those with food intolerance are able to eat small amounts of the offending food without symptoms.
Causes of Food Intolerance:
- Lacking an enzyme needed to fully digest a food.
- Irritable bowel syndrome, a chronic condition causing cramping, constipation, and diarrhea.
- Sensitivity to food additives such as sulfites.
- Recurring stress or psychological factors.
Lactose is a sugar found in dairy products. Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose. This occurs when the small intestine doesn’t make enough of the lactase enzyme. Symptoms usually occur 30 minutes to 2 hours after consuming the dairy product.
- Abdominal bloating
- Abdominal cramps
Dairy-free Ways to Get Calcium
|Collard greens, cooked||1 cup||357|
|Blackstrap molasses||2 Tbsp||400|
|Calcium fortified OJ||8 oz||300|
|Fortified soy or rice milk||8 oz||200-300|
|Tofu processed with calcium sulfate||4 oz||200-330|
|Canned salmon||3 oz||212|
Norse Nutrition Tip!
Some Simple Ways to Manage Lactose Intolerance
- Florajen probiotic supplement
Dairy-free Ways to get Vitamin D
|Food||Amount||IU Vitamin D|
|Herring (pickled)||3 oz||578|
|Salmon (canned)||3 oz||530|
|Tofu (fortified)||1/5 block||120|
|Orange juice (fortified)||8 oz||100|
|Rice milk (fortified)||8 oz||100|
|Soy milk (fortified)||8 oz||100|