People who are lactose intolerant do not have to avoid all types of dairy products. Being intolerant mean the body cannot fully digest the lactose found in milk.
Over time bacteria transforms the sugar into lactic acid. It takes almost 24 hours to remove the most of the lactose from the dairy products.
However, a less known fact is that many types of cheese have very little and even no lactose, which means they are safe to eat.
Michael Tunick, who is a research chemist with the US Department of Agriculture and author of the book “The Science of Cheese,” revealed for Business Insider how you can find the best options if you are lactose intolerant.
Firstly, you should know that aged cheeses are usually the safest. Look for blue cheese, brick, Cheddar, Colby, Swiss cheese and Parmesan.
If you are not sure about the lactose level of a certain type a cheese follow this trick. Look on the label and check how many carbohydrates the product contains. The higher the amount of carbohydrates in cheese, the more lactose it contains.