Health Tip: Getting Calcium If You're Lactose Intolerant

Wednesday, June 11, 2008; 12:00 AM

(HealthDay News) -- People with lactose intolerance should restrict their intake of dairy foods and other sources of lactose, which include foods containing whey; curds; milk by-products; dry milk solids; and nonfat dry milk powder.

But then how do you get enough bone-enriching calcium?

While it's best to check with your doctor, here are some calcium-rich foods that are probably safe for the lactose-intolerant, provided by the University of Virginia Health System:

Leafy green vegetables such as broccoli and kale.Fish such as salmon and sardines.Yogurts with active cultures, which can help make the yogurt easier to digest.Foods rich in vitamin D, such as eggs and liver, which help the body absorb calcium.

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