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Sponsored: What dairy-free items do you sell at Ingles?

I am trying to avoid eating dairy because it makes me feel bad.

We sell lots of dairy-free options at Ingles from plant-based beverages to non-dairy "cheeses" in refrigerated dairy and in the produce section.  We also sell non-dairy alternatives for yogurt, and frozen novelties (ice cream).  Also, you may want to try lactose-free or reduced items to check to see if the problem is lactose (milk sugar).  Narrowing down what product(s) cause you difficulty may be the first step .... For example, aged, hard cheeses(aged cheddar, Parmesan)  typically have little or no lactose, can you eat these without difficulty? 


If your issues with dairy have come up suddenly I would recommend you see your family physician or an internal medicine physician to make sure if this isn't a symptom of other health issues. For example, is this actually irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or could you have celiac disease? These are both diseases that may present with an intolerance to lactose that is found in dairy. 

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian

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