Elevated lactates are a type of gas in the body that can cause inflammation, headaches, and diarrhea.
If left untreated, elevated lactes can lead to kidney damage, liver damage, and even death.
So, how can you prevent your lactate levels from getting worse?
The key to preventing your lactates from getting too high is to eat enough milk, says Dr. Joseph A. Cottrell, M.D., a physician and chief medical officer at the University of California, San Francisco.
That means eating a variety of foods rich in milk products.
“There are certain foods, particularly in the form of milk, that will help to lower your lactose levels,” Cottoll says.
Avoid foods that contain dairy products such as yogurt, cheese, and butter, as well as processed dairy products, such as cream cheese.
A diet that’s high in milk also helps lower your blood lactate level, which helps your blood clot more easily.
Another way to lower lactate is to drink more water.
Cottage cheese is a great source of calcium, which can help to prevent the buildup of lactate.
Another source of low lactate include beans, peas, and rice, as these are sources of a large amount of protein.
“These are the kinds of foods that will lower your level of lactose, and these are the foods that are going to reduce your lactase activity, which will help lower your levels of lactase,” Cotsrell says.
“So, if you’re eating a high-protein diet and a high carbohydrate diet, those are going a long way in lowering your lactin and lowering your blood level of Lactase.”
One other thing to remember about milk: it’s not a food.
It’s a drink that contains proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
“Milk contains vitamins, minerals, and enzymes,” Cotrell says, and those are the ingredients in your body that you need to digest.
It also contains some protein.
The good news is that if you don’t have a lactose intolerance, your lactal function can be improved.
This is because milk has about 20 percent to 35 percent less lactase than white rice.
But, there’s a catch: it takes time to get rid of lactates, and it takes a lot of time to eliminate lactates completely.
“The lactase enzyme in the milk will be degraded at some point in time, and that’s when you can really begin to see the benefit of a low lactase diet,” Cotti says.
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