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Lactose Intolerance and Whey Protein Powder

May 17, 2019
Millions of people struggle with lactose intolerance, and those undesirable side effects of diarrhea, bloating, cramps, and gas, often times isn’t worth that serving of ice cream, no matter how delicious it may look. However, how much is too much lactose?

The majority of people with lactose intolerance can handle one serving/day of yogurt or cheese, without any digestive issues. Do you enjoy protein shakes with whey protein powder, but your curious if whey contains lactose? Regular whey protein powder does contain some lactose, however, it’s a much smaller amount compared to yogurt, kefir, and milk.

Generally speaking, people with lactose intolerance should be able to enjoy whey protein powder in their diet, with minimal side effects. However, to be on the safe side, you can purchase a whey protein isolate powder, which eliminates lactose altogether. Soy protein, vegetable protein, and egg protein powders are also another way to go if you want to stay clear of lactose. Now go enjoy those protein shakes!!
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