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11 Strange, Downright Bizarre Side Effects of Common Foods

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7. Dairy ensures frequent trips to the bathroom.

It does, but only if you’re allergic to lactose, the main ingredient found in all dairy products. Clark explains that people with lactose intolerance are unable to digest lactose in milk products because their bodies can’t make enough of the enzyme called lactase.

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Therefore, when lactose intolerants eat dairy, they can experience stomach pain, gas, and even diarrhea. According to statistics, about 40 million Americans are lactose intolerant, so if you’re one of them, avoid dairy as much as possible and stick to a lactose-free alternative.

If you’ve noticed that you’re going more often to the bathroom than usual after consuming dairy, contact your doctor, you might be lactose intolerant without even realizing it.

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