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Coconut Oil & The Lactose Free Diet

'Lucy Bee Coconut Oil contains no lactose or dairy and is perfect for those on a free-from diet.'

Lactose-Free is one of the many free-from diets followed by people who suffer from intolerances or allergies. If you’re allergic or intolerant to lactose (the sugar found in milk and dairy products), then it’s likely that you’re already familiar with what it involves.

Some lactose allergies can be fairly severe and can cause anything from sickness and bloating, to problems with the skin, breathing difficulties and headaches and joint pain. Intolerances to lactose – although less severe – can also cause digestive, skin and inflammatory problems. 

However, many other people without intolerances are also starting to go dairy-free, citing the huge health benefits involved with a lactose-free diet. Of course, vegans also say no to dairy products and anything with lactose in it. 

Foods You Can Eat:

The diet allows you to consume any produce without lactose, including:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Fresh meats and eggs cooked without milk
  • Grains such as brown rice, quinoa and oats
  • Nut milks, including almond milk
  • Rice milk and soy milk
  • Coconut milk and coconut yoghurt
  • Natural cooking oils, such as coconut oil and olive oil 

Foods You Can’t Eat

Foods containing lactose include:

  • Dairy products, including cheese, milk, whey, casein, cream, ice cream and yoghurt
  • Breads, muffins or prepared foods made with milk
  • Creamy sauces or soups
  • Gravies

Can I Have Coconut Oil on the Lactose-Free Diet?

Absolutely, 100%, yes! Our Lucy Bee Coconut Oil contains no lactose or dairy and is perfect for those on a lactose free diet. It’s a brilliant alternative to dairy spreads and butters and can be used as a butter replacement in baking and cooking too.

Lactose-Free Recipes:

 Some of our favourite dairy-free recipes include these Chunky Oaty and Blueberry Cookies.