20 Mar Healthy….what Gluten-free should be
“You already know that wheat products raise blood sugar to high levels, such that 2 slices of whole wheat bread raises blood sugar higher than 6 teaspoons of table sugar. (Don’t believe it? It’s in every table of glycemic index. Get yourself an inexpensive glucose meter and test strips and check your blood sugar 30-60 minutes after consuming either: You will see high values after sugar, higher values after whole wheat bread.) What foods are worse than wheat? Rice flour, potato flour, cornstarch, and tapioca starch. Every time blood sugars rise to high levels, high insulin levels follow. Insulin blocks mobilization of fat and encourages fat deposition. So wheat makes you grow fat, especially the inflammatory visceral fat variety–and so do these gluten-free flours and starches. That’s why I call these gluten-free replacement ingredients junk carbs. Let me state this unequivocally: Gluten-free foods made with these junk carb ingredients make you fat. “
Quote from: Don’t fall for “gluten-free” foods made with junk carbs
In the past decade there has been a mass popular movement for all things gluten-free. Many, without knowledge or why or how, decided to go gluten-free. For those of us diagnosed with Celiac Disease, gluten-free living is a matter of basic survival, but for many of the general population – gluten-free means ‘the healthier option’ —- more on this to follow.
Traditional gluten-free bread is NOT good for you from a nutrient perspective and not good for you from a sustained diet/physique perspective.
- Nutrition: made of stripped out processed grains and chemical binders:
The Most popular Gluten-free product ingredients list:
WATER, TAPIOCA STARCH, BROWN RICE FLOUR, NON-GMO CANOLA OIL, EGG WHITES, RESISTANT CORN STARCH, CANE SYRUP, TAPIOCA MALTODEXTRIN, POTATO FLOUR, DRIED CANE SYRUP,TAPIOCA SYRUP, YEAST, SUGARCANE FIBER, SALT, GUM (XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM ALGINATE, GUAR GUM), CULTURED CORN SYRUP SOLIDS AND CITRIC ACID(NATURAL …
XANTHAN GUM Side Effects & Safety. Xanthan gum is safe when up to 15 grams per day are taken. It can cause some side effects such as intestinal gas(flatulence) and bloating. People who are exposed to xanthan gum powder might experience flu-like symptoms, nose and throat irritation, and lung problems.
- Hormones (Insulin), blood sugar spike combined with bad fats = badness all the way
Why go gluten-free?
For your health. Gluten causes inflammation and potentially serious long term health problems. Gluten-free bread is not good for you…..until Adapt Foods launched – KETO BUNS…..
They’re gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, keto and more. With only 3 g of Net Carbs, 11 g protein, 12 g of fiber and 15 g of health fats – Keto Buns are made with 100% whole food Non-GMO ingredients you can pronounce and that you would feel comfortable feeding your family.