Dairy deception

When it comes to eliminating dairy, some products are a no-brainer. Cheese, yoghurt, ice-cream and cow’s milk all become glorious memories from days of yore. But you may be surprised to learn that dairy derivatives including casein, butter fat or whey have been added to many of the foods you love. Sneaky, we know. For those who are lactose intolerant (rather than severely allergic) the amount added is usually slight enough to stomach. However, when it comes to eating well knowledge is power– so here’s a list of foods unexpected foods that often contain hidden dairy.

–          Prepared bread crumbs

–          Processed sandwich breads (both white and wheat)

–          Crackers

–          Granola

–          Deli meats such as ham or turkey

–          Protein bars

–          Margarine

–          Breath mints and chewing gum

–          Peanut butter

Dairy is excellent at disguising itself, much like a ninja or carmeleon.

Now, we would never suggest that you should painstakingly fret over every little thing you eat. You’ve got to live after all! What we DO believe that when going dairy-free it pays to be alert and always keep a careful eye on the ingredients listed on the nutritional panels.

Emma

 

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One response

  1. I had no idea dairy was even hidden in bread!? eliminating or adding and allowing certain things in our diets is a great way to understand your body. Health is all about experimenting and finding out whats right for you (with many bumps and mistakes a long the way). But in the mean time, for those who don’t drink dairy but love milk- almond milk is also a great alternative i use for my coffee when i want that extra “creamy” fix.

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