Lactose Intolerance and Ranch Dressing
People who are lactose-intolerant don't make enough of the enzyme responsible for breaking down the sugar lactose, which is found in milk and dairy products. While they may be able to consume small amounts of dairy products, large amounts may cause side effects, such as gas, bloating, stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea. Dressings, including ranch dressing, can contain lactose.
Ranch Dressing Ingredients
Ranch dressing is typically made with buttermilk, but some recipes also include sour cream or yogurt. All of these are dairy products, and are therefore potential sources of lactose. If you suffer from lactose intolerance and want to eat a ranch-type dressing, look for non-dairy or vegan versions of ranch dressing in your grocery store. These will be lactose-free. Otherwise, you can always make your own ranch dressing, using non-dairy substitutes in place of the dairy products you typically find in ranch dressing.
- Ranch dressing is typically made with buttermilk, but some recipes also include sour cream or yogurt.
- Otherwise, you can always make your own ranch dressing, using non-dairy substitutes in place of the dairy products you typically find in ranch dressing.
Calories in Paneer Cheese
Tutti Frutti Yogurt Calories
How to Lose Weight With Cottage Cheese
The Best Foods for a Diabetic to Eat for Breakfast
Mustard and Weight Loss
The Best Food for Diarrhea
Does Heavy Cream Have Lactose?
Will Buttermilk Help With Digestion?
Lactose & Itching
Do You Get Vitamin K From the Sun?
- National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: Lactose Intolerance
- Epicurious: Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes and Tips
- AARP: Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe
- Ranch, French, Italian: What’s your favorite salad dressing? The Association for Dressings and Sauces.
- Salad dressing, ranch dressing, regular. USDA FoodData Central. Updated 4/1/2020
- Vitamin K. Fact Sheet for Professionals. National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements. Updated June 3, 2020
- Fat-Soluble Vitamin. National Cancer Institute.
- Mayonnaise, regular. USDA FoodData Central. Updated April 1, 2020
- Fusaro M, Mereu MC, Aghi A, Iervasi G, Gallieni M. Vitamin K and bone. Clin Cases Miner Bone Metab. 2017;14(2):200–206. doi:10.11138/ccmbm/2017.14.1.200
- Stewart, Hayden and Hyman, Jeffrey. Americans Still Can Meet Fruit and Vegetable Dietary Guidelines for $2.10-$2.60 per Day. USDA Economic Research Service. June 03, 2019
- Bayan L, Koulivand PH, Gorji A. Garlic: a review of potential therapeutic effects. Avicenna J Phytomed. 2014;4(1):1-14.
- Jana S, Shekhawat GS. Anethum graveolens: An Indian traditional medicinal herb and spice. Pharmacogn Rev. 2010;4(8):179-184. doi:10.4103/0973-7847.70915
- Nicastro HL, Ross SA, Milner JA. Garlic and onions: their cancer prevention properties. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2015;8(3):181-189. doi:10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-14-0172
- Milk & Dairy Allergy. American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Updated 3/21/2019.
- How much sodium should I eat per day? American Heart Association. May 23, 2018
- Milk Allergy Vs. Lactose Intolerance. Food Allergy Research and Education.
Based in Massachusetts, Jessica Bruso has been writing since 2008. She holds a master of science degree in food policy and applied nutrition and a bachelor of arts degree in international relations, both from Tufts University.