Admit it, chocolate milk isn’t only for kids. It’s a sweet treat that gives you the same benefits of drinking unflavored milk, and you’d happily stock up and sip on it even when kids weren’t begging for it. Everyone enjoys a glass of chocolate milk and nothing should stop you from enjoying a glass of it, even a lactose sensitivity.
Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest (or break down) the natural sugar lactose often found in dairy foods. This occurs in people who do not have enough of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down lactose. Symptoms of lactose sensitivity can begin any time after age 2, which is when the body begins producing less lactase.
Thankfully, a lactose sensitivity does not mean you have to go without dairy foods.
And while you can enjoy low-lactose dairy foods like yogurts and hard cheeses, that can’t replace sipping on a glass of cold milk. Sure, you can drink regular milk in moderation, but that’s not always going to be easy, especially when the choccy milk is calling your name.
While chocolate milk is sometimes better tolerated than unflavored conventional milk for those with lactose sensitivity, there are also lactose-free options of flavored milk, too.
Instead of somehow removing lactose, lactose-free milk is created by just adding lactase to the milk. This breaks down the lactose and makes milk safe to consume without fearing any of those symptoms of lactose intolerance. That’s it! Lactose-free milk still has the same benefits as regular milk, which means lactose-free chocolate milk will let you sip on as many glasses as you want without your lactose insensitivity ruining the good time.
What’s stopping you from enjoying some chocolate milk?