Up to 15 per cent of the UK population is thought to be lactose intolerant* – suffering from an inability or reduced capability to digest lactose, a sugar found in dairy products. That’s 15 per cent of us who might deal with stomach cramps, bloating and nausea after perking up with a latte, having granola with yoghurt for breakfast or getting liberal with the cheese grater.
No, it’s not great. And yes – if digestive difficulties feature high on your list of wellness woes – it makes sense to check if you could be lactose intolerant.
If it looks like you are, no fear. Embrace the Arla Lactofree® range of milk, cheese, yoghurt, spreadable and cream and enjoy the delicious dairy you love, with no pain afterwards.
Take the health expert-designed quiz below to find out more. Power to the people with troubled tummies.
*Am J Clin Nutr February 2001 vol. 73 no. 2 421s-429s