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What is the FODMAP diet?

FODMAP stands for: Fermentable – broken down by bacteria in the gut Oligosaccharides – fructans and galactans Disaccharides – lactose Monosaccharides – fructose And Polyols – sugar alcohols such as sorbitol and mannitol Most of the items listed are types of carbohydrate that have a certain type of bond that some people aren’t able toContinue reading “What is the FODMAP diet?”

Black bean flour brownies

I was talking with some coworkers the other day and someone started talking about black bean flour and how it’s supposed to be a healthy gluten free alternative. She reads a number of food/nutrition blogs and it sounds like it’s becoming pretty popular so I figured it would be worth looking into. Black bean flourContinue reading “Black bean flour brownies”

Are oats okay for people who avoid gluten?

Some, but not all oats, are okay for people with celiac disease or who avoid gluten. ‘Uncontaminated’ oats may be safe for these people to eat. But what does that mean exactly? I wanted to have some clarity around this topic so I looked into it a little deeper. At first I thought that itContinue reading “Are oats okay for people who avoid gluten?”

What is celiac disease? Should I avoid gluten?

It may feel like following a gluten free diet is a relatively new thing, but my peers in the medical world know that it has been around for a long time. Within the medical community, a gluten free diet is something that people with celiac disease have  to follow. But with gluten sensitivity on theContinue reading “What is celiac disease? Should I avoid gluten?”