Originally Posted by MikeC
Here's what I don't get: lactose is the sugar in milk. If a milk product has no sugar and therefore no lactose, like whey or certain cheeses, why do lactose intolerant people avoid these items? It's not the milk but the lactose causing issues, correct? I probably sound like a dolt but this is itching in my brain.
If its purely lactose intolerance, like me, then there is no reason to avoid lactose free things, but people can get confused when it comes to cheese especially. Mozzarella is a raw cheese, like Queso Fresco, and still has a fair bit of lactose. Sadly, these are two of my favorite. Some don't understand the difference.