Kefir is an age-old fermented dairy drink. Think of it being a little like a drinkable yogurt. There's been true lactose-free dairy yogurts for years, but I hadn't heard of a lactose-free dairy kefir before.
But Green Valley Organics just debuted lactose-free kefir. And a line of lactose-free yogurts too, just to make it interesting.
Green Valley Organics™ is the first line of lactose free yogurts and kefirs to be available nationwide, making it possible for millions of lactose intolerant Americans to enjoy the great taste and health benefits of real dairy without tummy troubles.
To create these first-of-their-kind products, the natural enzyme lactase is added. Lactose intolerant individuals do not produce lactase and therefore cannot digest the milk sugar, lactose, in dairy. When added to the milk the lactase breaks down the lactose into the easily digested simple sugars glucose and galactose. No chemicals are used and the nutritional composition of the milk is not altered in any way so consumers still get all of the great taste, calcium, protein and B vitamins of real dairy without the unpleasant symptoms of lactose intolerance.
"Fermented dairy products like yogurt and kefir are functional superfoods that help promote bone health, good digestion and a strong immune system,” said Dr. Liz Applegate, Director of Sports Nutrition at UC Davis. “Until now, lactose intolerant consumers haven’t had a lactose free, real dairy option which Green Valley Organics delivers with live active cultures that have a variety of health benefits.”
In addition to being delicious, Certified Humane®, low fat, kosher, GMO and gluten-free, Green Valley Organics is also the only dairy brand to offer Flourish™ – a custom blend of 10 live active probiotic cultures that promotes optimal digestive and immune system health (the USDA requires two cultures for yogurts).
Green Valley Organics blends the best quality fruits and ingredients into its creamy smooth and naturally sweet, lower-in-sugar yogurts and kefirs, which also makes these products an excellent choice for diabetics or anyone watching their sugar intake. Yogurt flavors include Plain, Blueberry, Honey, Strawberry and Vanilla. Kefir is available in Traditional Plain and Blueberry Pomegranate Acai.
Dr. Applegate must have a deal with Green Valley, because they also feature a whole page on her answering questions about lactose intolerance.