Gluten Free Living

Rana Roushdi

WHY CHOOSE GLUTEN FREE SOURDOUGH

  Going Gluten free? If you’re coeliac, you should follow a strict gluten free diet as advised by your doctor. While it was once thought to be a problem only for those with coeliac disease, gluten has also been linked to non-coeliac gluten intolerance, which afflicts many more people. Many irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) sufferers also find that a gluten free diet relieves their symptoms. What’s sourdough got to do with it? Sourdough is made with the naturally occurring yeast and bacteria found in flour. When combined with water, enzymes naturally present in the flour break down its starch. Yeast...

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What Does Gluten-Free Mean?

What Does Gluten-Free Mean?

What does gluten-free mean?   Gluten is a family of proteins that are found in grains like wheat, rye, spelt and barley. These grains are often used in food products such as: bread, crackers, cakes, waffles, pancakes and doughnuts. Basically, all the best carbs on the planet contain gluten, apart from ours of course!   It has become much more common for people to avoid gluten due to personal preference and more seriously for a diagnosed medical condition. Celiac disease, wheat allergy and non-celiac gluten sensitivity are all medical conditions that cause a severe reaction to gluten and therefore require...

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