Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » Miley Cyrus Swears Off Milk For Realz!

Miley Cyrus Swears Off Milk For Realz!

After enjoying a milkshake—followed by a painful day of nausea, bloating and stomach ache, Miley Cyrus has sworn off of milk for good! And to make sure she sticks with her plan, the singer Tweeted her decision to her 10 million followers.

“Worst tummy ache ever,” tweeted Cyrus, “no more lactose for me!”

Cyrus aligns herself with more than 40 million Americans who are unable digest milk and milk products, and she’s decided, like many, to eliminate milk rather than suffer the painful and oftentimes debilitating consequences, which can last anywhere from one to five hours after digesting the white stuff.

There are varying degrees of lactose intolerance, but generally it occurs when milk sugar (or lactose) can’t be broken down in the small intestine for absorption into the bloodstream.  In the lactose afflicted, a small spoonful of ice cream, will wreak havoc in your gut and cause severe pain within 30-minutes of food consumption because the lactose can’t be processed naturally by the body.

Lactose intolerance is also hereditary – so check in with your family members. If one of them has it, you probably have it too. However there’s nothing like being totally certain about your health. A good idea is to ask your doctor to test you for it.

The signs of lactose intolerance can include:

  • abdominal cramps
  • bloating
  • painful gas
  • diarrhea
  • nausea

Hopefully, now that Miley has sworn off milk for good, she’ll experience less stomach aches so she can get back to her music and shine in her follow up appearance on the television sit-com, Two And A Half Men, airing November 8, 2012.

Source: The Examiner

Image From: Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com


We Recommend

More on ActiveBeat
  • Food Ingredients That are a Recipe for Depression
    There's been a lot of discussion lately about the gut/brain connection, and along the same lines, experts have already identified foods that could be making your depression worse.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Subtle Symptoms of Chronic Stress
    We all experience stress at certain times in life—due to the demands of family or work or even social obligations.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Incredible Health Benefits of Bananas
    Bananas have often been billed "the perfect food," but why exactly is that? Is it because they come perfectly packaged, or that you can easily grab one for a snack on the go?
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Foods That Help Burn Fat
    It's sounds like a lie, but it's true! Certain foods can actually help burn fat. There are nutrients and compounds found in some foods that help increase your metabolism, use...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Most Common Symptoms of GERD
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or more commonly GERD, is a common digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (or LES), which is the ring of muscle that lies...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Health Benefits of Regularly Eating Avocado
    The avocado has become remarkably popular in recent years, and for good reason: the fruit has a remarkably unique taste, it contains "healthy" fats, and it's packed with protein,...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Incredible Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds
    There's no doubt that sesame seeds are a tasty snack, but there's a lot more to them than that.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Incredible Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water
    So about a year ago, I started drinking a tall glass of lemon water first thing each morning.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Incredible Health Benefits of Copper
    For thousands of years, copper has played an important role in human history. For centuries it was a crucial mineral in the production of everything from weapons to tools and...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Pancreatic Cancer Diet: Foods You Should Be Eating
    One of the most crucial but largely misunderstood parts of the body is the pancreas, a small gland that can be found just to the rear of the stomach and in the upper left part of...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Absorb These 14 Health Benefits of Vitamin C
    You've been told many times by parents and doctors to get your Vitamin C... but why, exactly?
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Important Warning Signs of Magnesium Deficiency
    The signs and symptoms of magnesium deficiency are vast. Some are subtle, while others can cause serious health problems.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 12 Probiotic Foods That Can Help with Digestion
    The idea that you have live microorganisms called "probiotics" living in your stomach and intestines might sound a little creepy at first, until you understand that these organisms...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Surprising Factors That Can Raise Your Blood Sugar
    When you think of things that will raise your blood sugar, especially if you're a diabetic, you might think of things to avoid such as candy bars or pastries first.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • How to Prevent and Treat Blood Clots
    A blood clot can be very, very dangerous. This lump-like collection of blood platelets and plasma proteins doesn't have to be large -- often, it's too small to even see -- but by...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice