Sometimes I buy frozen gluten free breakfast rolls, just to make gluten-free life a bit easier. If I have time to bake myself, I add almond or coconut flour and eggs into the dough to make the bread protein-rich and nutritious. The convenience gluten-free products are not automatically healthy. They might even make you gain weight!
CONVENIENCE GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS
In my case, since my obvious gluten sensitivity I’m passing the grain, pasta and processed carbohydrates department right away. But sometimes I use gluten-free products mainly to prepare food for my kids (gluten-free vegetable – minced meat -lasagne is their favorite!). Unfortunately gluten free products are commonly made of rice flour, potato flour, corn and tapioca starch which have absolutely no nutritional value and actually swings the blood sugar even higher than “normal” bread or pasta! Therefore gluten-free breads and pastas are not on the top of my list of ingredients. At least I try to add enough fiber rich veggies and healthy fats into these foods to make the blood sugar more stable. Read more about what high blood sugar can do even for “healthy” people in “No more sugar brain“.
REFINED CARBS – POOR CARBS
As I’ve always loved sweets, cookies and pizza, it’s been a hot struggle for me to change my diet. But the fact that I’m feeling so much better with healthy food is truly rewarding. I’ve also realized that if I have nothing to replace the traditional delicacies, I’m going to return into my old habits. After all, this struggle has made me search for information, recipes and make my own experiments with raw cheese cakes, self made chocolates and smoothies and I’m thrilled to realize there’s so many healthy delicacies for a foodie like me. I have no cravings for refined carbs anymore because I have found something better. Refined carbs make me feel sick and the healthy options make me feel great, so it’s an easy choice! This is basically the reason I’m writing this blog: to help other people with similar issues and share my insights and recipes for a healthier life with joy and energy!
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