Intolerance symptoms and milk protein intolerance is an inability to have dairy products or those that contain lactose. Lactose intolerance diet is one that contains a dairy free way of life and is the only way to stop milk protein intolerance symptoms.
A type of vegetarian diet that excludes meat, dairy products and all other animal derived ingredients.
Many Vegans do not eat foods that are processed using animal products such as white sugar and some wines.
A person who does not eat meat or fish, and sometimes other animal products, especially for moral, religious, or health reasons.
Someone who lives on a diet of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits with, or without, the use of dairy products and eggs. A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or by-products of slaughter.
There are different degrees of vegetarianism which may be what causes confusion with caterers. The four most common forms of vegetarianism are:
Lacto-ovo-vegetarian. Eats both dairy products and eggs. This is the most common type of vegetarian diet.
Lacto-vegetarian. Eats dairy products but not eggs.
Ovo-vegetarian. Eats eggs but not dairy products.
Eggs: Many lacto-ovo vegetarians will only eat free-range eggs. This is because of welfare objections to the intensive farming of hens. Through its Vegetarian Society Approved trade mark, the Vegetarian Society only endorses products containing free-range eggs.
Vegetarians aren't that different from carnivores - they just have a different source of protein.
A disease in which the small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting food. Coeliac Disease (pronounced see-liac) is a lifelong autoimmune condition which is triggered by an intolerance to gluten. Gluten is a protein found in grains wheat, rye and barley.
It is estimated that 1 in 100 people in the UK have coeliac disease.