Are all gluten-free bread substitutes really that healthy?
I tell all my customers to eat as gluten-free as possible because today’s wheat products consist of wheat that, due to the manipulation to make it grow faster, has also become more difficult to digest and can therefore also cause more damage to the intestinal wall (intestinal mucosa damage causing less nutrients be properly absorbed).
Unfortunately, most gluten-free products contain a lot of sugars and often few nutrients. Many gluten-free products sold in stores often consist of empty calorie sources and are predators of essential nutrients. Because many gluten-free products are made from gluten-free starch and sugars, you also disrupt your sugar balance and therefore your intestinal flora.
Therefore, take a good look at the labels to see how much sugars and nutrients are in the product.
If you really want to eat these bread substitutes, eat this in moderation and only the products that do not contain too much sugar and mix this with products that stabilize your blood sugar (lots of fiber, protein or some healthy fats) and are full of healthy nutrients.
Better yet, bake your own gluten-free bread or crackers or throw more chickpeas, lentils, and quinoa into your salads and dishes instead of bread. We are also seeing more and more gluten-free products made from chickpeas or lentils, for example.
Remember that if you no longer eat bread, you eat enough products from the sea that contain iodine to avoid iodine deficiencies. Iodine accelerates the thyroid function. Think of whitefish, shellfish and seaweed products. Be careful not to overdo it with these products because too much iodine can eventually slow down the thyroid gland! Everything in moderation!
Eat 85% healthy and for the rest that wine and baguette with cheese is really okay! Are you the kind of person who can keep time? Then take a smoothie or soup day the next day so that you limit the damage. I usually sin on the weekends and always have my detox soup or smoothie day on Mondays!
And don’t forget to enjoy yourself when you sin !! And who says you can’t enjoy healthy dishes? Eat with attention (mindfulness exercise), eat varied and chew well for good absorption of the vitamins and minerals;)
Recipe gluten-free whole grain buckwheat bread with yeast
500 grams of gluten-free buckwheat flour
1 bag of yeast and 2 teaspoons of bread salt (available from a good bakery)
6 decilitres of water
1 teaspoon of cold pressed oil
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Grease the cake tin with coconut oil. Mix the yeast and the flour and add the water and mix to a smooth thick batter. Pour the batter into the cake tin and let it rise for 45 minutes in a warm place under a damp cloth. Bake the bread in the middle of the oven for 45-55 minutes.
Tip for less dry bread; add 75 grams of quinoa or millet. Of course you can also add some different seeds or linseed.
Frozen soup vegetables from Demeter
Broth from the soup factory
Possibly some chickpeas or lentils well washed
Sauté an onion and garlic in the stockpot and add the stock and soup vegetables.
Drink tea made from ginger, turmeric, cinnamon stick and add a slice of lemon and a little black pepper or olive oil at the end to actually absorb the healthy substances of the turmeric.