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Why gluten-free? “Experts are beginning to accept the idea that sluggishness and weight gain can be blamed on a substance that lurks in wheat and many other common grains — gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, and many food additives. Hence, to lose weight effectively, you’ve still got to follow the principles of a healthy diet, which includes avoiding gluten-containing grains and focusing on whole food choices, not processed alternatives.
Besides, there is also emerging research that eating wheat, which contains gluten, can cause certain individuals to become psychotic. Most of the research on schizophrenia is focused on neurotransmitters, and the usual treatment is neuroleptic medication. However, the medicine tends to have serious side effects.
Meanwhile, populations who traditionally eat a gluten-free diet have extremely rare occurrence of schizophrenia — just 2 in 65,000 versus close to 1 in 100 in grain-eating countries. And when populations Westernize their diets, schizophrenia becomes common.
Gluten often hides in processed foods like ready-made soups, soy sauce, candies, cold cuts, and various low- and no-fat products, as well as refined grain products like bread, pizza crust, pasta, cookies and pastries.
When you cut all of these foods from your diet, you end up cutting out primarily refined carbohydrates, which are linked to weight gain and obesity.” Dr. Joseph Mercola
Below is a fool-proof recipe even kitchen novices can conquer. Nutritious, low-calorie coconut flour makes this a safe recipe for those with celiac disease or on a gluten sensitivity diet but, trust Dr. Josh Axe: if someone likes bread, they won’t be able to keep their hands off this one!
Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Bread Recipe
Author: Dr. Josh Axe
Total Time: 60 minutes
- 6 pastured eggs
- 1/2 cup organic coconut milk
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 3/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 3/4 cup homemade applesauce
- Heat the oven to 350 F.
- Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour mixture into a greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and bake for 40–55 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Using a smaller pan will require a longer baking time and result in a thicker loaf.
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