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Dairy can have a laxative effect
Have you noticed that every glass of milk sends you to the bathroom and not in a pleasant way?
If so, you may be secretly dealing with a lactose intolerance that makes dairy foods act as a laxative.
Dr. Clark explains that lactose-intolerant people simply can’t digest the lactose found in milk and all its derivates. In such cases, the body can no longer produce enough lactase, which is the enzyme required to process and digest lactose properly.
The result? Stomach cramps, gas, nausea and diarrhea.
Note that lactose intolerance can appear any time at any age, so even if you’ve been okay with lactose until now, your body may have changed in the meantime.
Sadly, more and more people in our country are suffering from a lactose intolerance – and many don’t even know it! You can find out if you’re secretly dealing with this problem too in our post right here.