Disclosure: I am participating in a sponsored campaign for Beano. I received Beano products and compensation in exchange for my participation. The opinions stated here are my own.
A couple of months ago I told you that I was going to take the Beano® Back On The Menu Challenge. The challenge was for me to go back to eating foods I love which of course all include pasta and dairy of some kind. I’ve stopped eating these foods specifically because of the stomach pains I would experience shortly after consumption. Beano® came to me and said, “no, Jenn it IS possible to enjoy your favorite foods again.” So, I agreed to take them on but I just knew I would be back to enjoying cheese, and milk, and pasta from afar before too long.
Once upon a time I could eat what a wanted. Milk? Sure. preferably chocolate though. Ice cream? Oh yes. Chocolate, brownies, frosting on a cupcake, you name it! I was in food heaven. Until I gave birth to Ben 4 months ago then out of nowhere I started to notice that whenever I would attempt to enjoy the dairy products I once loved something always happened to make me instantly regret my decision. Depending on the food or drink I would either have horrible gas, stomach cramps, bloating, or even… diarrhea. If you’re lactose intolerant you know
So could I still eat the foods I love, even with digestive issues along with my lactose sensitivity? Could the tiny Beano® + Dairy Defense™ chewable tablet really do the trick?
I reluctantly took on the challenge. My family and I went out to our favorite restaurant where my husband and I first shared an appetizer of Texas Cheese Fries with ranch dressing and I ordered my favorite meal – Chicken Alfredo. Oh gosh, talk about the dairy and grains! The meal was staring me down with those evil eyes saying “HA! I’m going to cause you pain later!”
I read the directions for the Beano® + Dairy Defense™ which to chew 1 tablet right before eating. I chewed 2 just to be safe. The raspberry sorbet flavor was a pleasant surprise. It wasn’t chalky and didn’t leave an after taste at all.
I ate some cheese fries with what some might consider “too much ranch”, and ate the Alfredo and barely came up for air. Typically, I could feel my stomach curling up within minutes of eating food like this but without fail about an hour later is when the real pain would set in. This time though, it didn’t happen! It was so amazing to eat my favorite meal again without wanting to curl up into the fetal position.
Cheese, milk, cream, pasta you won’t get to me now! It’s all about Beano® + Dairy Defense™ for the win! That’s what I love about Beano® + Dairy Defense™ – That it helps your body break down lactose and complex carbohydrates found in foods that normally cause bloating, diarrhea, and stomach discomfort like vegetables, beans, whole grains and dairy so that you can eat the foods you want without the worry. How? It has two natural enzymes that work with your body to make foods more digestible, plus you’ve got the gas prevention of Beano with a natural lactose aid for double protection (read more about how it works here). Can you believe this is a problem that some 70 million Americans suffer from, according to Beano® research? Most don’t even know it’s dairy that is causing them the pain they experience. I was one of those people. For me, I only had to go through this for 4 months before discovering Beano® + Dairy Defense™ but other people have lived for years, never knowing what is causing their digestive issues. One in five respondents of the survey also said it’s been more than a month since they truly savored a meal without the worry. From personal experience: I was literally afraid to eat. I would avoid eating or just cry because I knew I would be so useless after eating and/or be stuck in the bathroom for the rest of the night. Who wants to live like that?
But now that I have Beano® + Dairy Defense™ I don’t have to worry! It really does work! Oh, and I have tried chewing just 1 tablet like the directions say and it performs just the same but I prefer to chew up 1 1/2 or 2 at a time so it works faster (at least I feel like it does).
Remember, you can pick up Beano® products in supermarkets, pharmacies, mass merchandising outlets and health food stores nationwide. In addition to new Beano® + Dairy Defense™, Beano® currently comes in three varieties: Beano® Tablets, Beano Meltaways® and Beano® To Go. For more info, check out www.beanogas.com.