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Dairy Foods in a Low-Carb Diet

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Updated August 31, 2007

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Milk and other dairy products have a certain amount of lactose (milk sugar). People who are sensitive to sugar may have to be careful about the amount of dairy they consume, depending on their own personal carb level. Still, even for sugar-sensitive people, there are good choices of dairy products, including cheese, cottage cheese and some yogurts.

If you aren't able to eat much in the way of dairy products, be sure to get adequate calcium in other ways by eating a lot of calcium-rich vegetables and/or taking supplements.

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