I LOVE Cheese! What Can I Eat on Low Fodmap?

Lactose is on the high FODMAP list and if you malabsorb lactose, a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products, you should limit cheese that contains lactose, like:

  • Cream Cheese
  • Ricotta
  • Haloumi
Perfecta Cheese http://perfectaonline.com/cheese.html
Perfecta Cheese http://perfectaonline.com/cheese.html

Most hard cheeses and other matured or ‘ripened’ cheeses (brie, feta, camembert) are low in lactose or lactose-free.  When lactose is not completely digested, it contributes to abdominal
bloating, pain, gas, and diarrhea, often occurring 30 minutes to two hours following the consumption of milk and milk products.

So again, where is Lactose found?

Cow’s, sheep’s, and goat’s milk

“What Should I Limit?”
Limit foods high in lactose such as yogurt, ice cream, milk, and ricotta and cottage cheeses.

If you feel you might be lactose intolerant, make an appointment with a Gastroenterologist to see which test she/he suggests -a Lactose tolerance blood test or a Hydrogen breath test. Lactose tolerance tests measure the ability of your intestines to break down lactose.

Love Us, Follow Us and Subscribe!

Advertisements

Published by

Colleen

I'm Colleen Francioli, a certified nutritionist and author with a focus on helping people with IBS, other functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) and food intolerances. I once suffered from IBS and have since found life balance with the low-FODMAP diet, an elimination diet developed in Australia, proven to help relieve symptoms of IBS.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s