Thursday, July 5, 2012

Know & Manage Your Stomach Troubles

Have you been concerned lately as to what food are you putting on your plate that make your tummy turns upside down? Have you wondered why?

Watch out, you might be having a lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance perhaps.

When you have lactose intolerance, it means that your body doesn't have strong enzymes that breaks down lactose, a sugar molecule found in most milk products.
So, by knowing it early (if you have it), you can be able to avoid those culprits and you know what are the foods you should avoid.

If you love milk, avoid cheese, milk chocolate, ice cream and animal milk. Instead, choose fortified milk, fortified ice cream, yogurt made from soy, rice, almonds, coconut, oat or hemp milk.
Also, don't miss aged or hard cheeses including cheddar, Gouda and Swiss.
Find your calcium in foods through dark, leafy greens like kale, collards and spinach. Vitamin D3 can be taken from supplements, fortified foods and exposure to sunlight for at least 15 minutes.

For gluten intolerance, you might want to try baked goods made from rice flour, amaranth, cornmeal, sorghum or potatoes. Avoid wheat barley, rye and products made from these grains.

For your fiber and protein nutrients, try quinoa, a grain that's prepared like rice.