Nutrition for milk allergies
The only treatment for food allergy is strict avoidance of the offending food, since even minute exposures can cause severe reactions. When you have an allergy to milk, you must make every effort to not eat or come in physical contact with milk, products made with milk, or ingredients that contain milk proteins, in order to prevent a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Milk is commonly used in processed foods. Therefore, a milk avoidance diet involves careful label reading.
- Milk substitutes – almond, rice or soy milk
- Soy yogurt or soy cheese, unless prepared with ingredients derived from milk
- Almond milk cheese
- Soy-based sour cream
- Meat and other protein foods – fresh or frozen lean meats and poultry
- Fresh or frozen fish
- Shell eggs
- Peanut butter and tree nut butters
- Plain, unflavored, unseasoned dry or canned legumes, nuts and seeds
- Plain, unflavored tofu
- Grains bread, pasta and cereal products, unless prepared with ingredients that contain milk
- Plain rice
- Pretzels and crackers, unless prepared with ingredients that contain milk
- Vegetables – plain, unflavored or unseasoned fresh, frozen, or canned vegetables; 100% vegetable juices
- Fruits – fresh, frozen, dried or canned fruits, unless prepared with ingredients that contain milk
- 100% fruit juices
- Fats and oils – margarine and vegetable oils
- Nuts and seeds
- Salad dressings with allowed ingredients
Learn how the right nutrition can help you control your health condition. Ask your primary care physician to refer you to Goshen Hospital Nutrition Therapy.
For more information about nutrition therapy services offered at Goshen Hospital, call (574) 364-2679.