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Can a regular milk drinker drink lactose free milk?

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Can a regular milk drinker drink lactose free milk?

Can a 'regular' 1% milk drinker drink lactose free milk without any side effects?...I have read that lactose free milk tastes sweeter, but not sure of the side effects,if any?.Thanks,HB
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Lactose free milk is milk that has the enzyme lactase added to break down the lactose. There are no known side effects from lactase; allergies to lactase apparently exist, but are reportedly rare.
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Dynatos wrote: Lactose free milk is milk that has the enzyme lactase added to break down the lactose. There are no known side effects from lactase; allergies to lactase apparently exist, but are reportedly rare.
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Lactase (an enzyme) is what those with lactase deficiency lack to digest lactose (a sugar). Those who can produce lactase don't need to drink lactose-free milk.
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thriftshopper wrote: Lactase (an enzyme) is what those with lactase deficiency lack to digest lactose (a sugar). Those who can produce lactase don't need to drink lactose-free milk.
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I thought lactose-free milk had the lactose removed. it is still in there? if yes, then "lactose-free" is a misnomer!
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Lol, lactase is the enzyme used to break down lactose in the milk.
Becks wrote: I thought lactose-free milk had the lactose removed. it is still in there? if yes, then "lactose-free" is a misnomer!
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lactose is broken down by lactase to glucose and galactose (therefore it may taste sweeter, your taste buds like glucose)

so it’s not lactose-free, it’s lactose-gone

no known side effects, unless you get used to drinking these for a long time then decides to go back to regular milk... then you are in for a nice time on the toilet (and cramps)

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