Dairy products are the most commonly consumed foods in the United Kingdom, but their production and consumption have been subject to a series of scandals and controversies.
Here’s a guide to the best dairy products for people looking to reduce their dairy intake.
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Here are some things to keep in mind: What is lactose?
Lactose is a sugar that is naturally found in milk.
Lactase deficiency can cause symptoms like diarrhoea and a lack of energy, so if you’re concerned about your milk being lactose-free, it’s important to make sure that you’re drinking milk that’s free of the sugar.
What does milk taste like?
You can use a variety of different milk products, but a typical milkshakes that you may find at a supermarket are made from the following types of ingredients: butter, egg yolks, condensed milk, cream, vanilla extract and other flavourings.
How much milk is in a smoothie?
Larger smoothies have more milk, so it’s recommended that you use a smoothies with a higher fat content.
How many servings is a smoothy?
A typical smoothie has about 40 to 60 per cent fat, which means that you’ll probably be looking at about 500g of protein per serving.
But remember that this will vary depending on the amount of milk in the smoothie and whether you use soy, dairy or non-dairy milk.
How can I choose the right smoothie for my needs?
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You won’t find any dairy ingredients in the NHS, so you can find them in a number of places, including some pharmacies, health food shops, grocery stores and even some food courts.
However, if you’ve chosen to drink milk that is dairy-free and your health has been compromised, you can ask your health visitor to check for any potential health concerns.
How do I avoid milk in my diet?
You should avoid dairy products in all circumstances, even if it’s just for a short while.
Dairy products contain a lot of calories, which can contribute to weight gain.
You’ll also want to limit how often you drink milk, as it’s the most expensive part of a smoothys smoothie.
The NHS recommends that people eat fewer than five servings of milk a day.
You can check the Nutrition Facts label on milk packages to see how much milk each serving contains.
Do I need to buy a milk supplement?
The milk you drink needs to come from a source you can trust, and a good source of calcium is calcium-fortified milk.
If you have a calcium deficiency, you may need to supplement with a calcium supplement.
For more information, read: Dairy products: What’s in them?
How to tell if you need a calcium or vitamin supplement source BBC Health and Safety.