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Lactose Intolerance: Sources of Calcium

Hi, I'm Nicci, EatingWell's nutrition expert. And I'm Jessie, food editor here at EatingWell. And we're here in the Test Kitchen to give you some tips on foods that you can eat for bone health even if you're lactose intolerant. You might be surprised, but some dairy products may not present a problem. For example, much of the lactose in aged cheeses, like Swiss and Cheddar, is broken down. We like to put Cheddar cheese on our EatingWell tuna melt. Or you can go for yogurt, which has live active cultures, which break down a lot of the lactose. And then I would just go ahead and top it with a little bit of sliced almonds that have a little bit of calcium in them, because every little bit helps. Try soy milk that's fortified with 30 percent of the daily value for calcium and vitamin D. You want to be sure to shake it up, because studies show that the nutrients tend to settle on the bottom. We like to use them in smoothies like this one with banana and cocoa. For more great healthy in a minute tips, go to eatingwell.com, where good taste meets good health.
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