Gluten free flour/good for diabetics too


#1

I remember seeing a thread awhile back about gluten free recipes etc. I just came across this today on my Mercola.com online newsletter and wanted to pass it on for any of you searching for a gluten-free alternative that is healthy for you! (I already use the pure coconut oil and will most likely try this too:) )

mercola.com/products/coconut_flour.htm

By substituting our new Coconut Flour in some of your baking recipes, you can literally recreate your favorite treats, turning them into delicious guilt-free health promoting foods.


Coconut flour is unlike any other consisting of 14% coconut oil and 58% dietary fiber! The remaining 28% consists of water, protein, and carbohydrate.

Coconut Flour is ideal for baking. It has fewer digestible (net) carbs than other flours, and it even has fewer digestible carbs than some vegetables!

Coconut Flour can help you reach a healthy weight. Ideal for those who follow a low-carb eating plan, coconut flour works well as part of a weight loss program because it has high fiber, and foods with high fiber can help promote a feeling of fullness.

If you are looking for a gluten-free way to make your favorite baked foods, coconut flour is a delicious, safe, healthy, relatively low-cost, and easy way to do it. You can make a variety of breads and pasties using little more than coconut flour, eggs, and coconut oil!

While dietary fiber helps support a healthy weight, it also plays a role in supporting blood sugar health. Dietary fiber slows down the release of glucose and therefore requires less insulin to utilize the glucose and transport it into the cell where it is converted into energy. Foods rich in soluble dietary fiber are low glycemic index foods.


#2

thanks for the info

for those interested in more on gluten-free diet for diabetics, any of the books by the author of the Schwartzbein Principle are good. she includes gluten-free as a prerequisite for anyone with metabolic disorders who needs a healing diet.


#3

I’ve recently become a coconut flour fan, and if you google it you can find other retailers that sell it for less then Dr. Mercola.


#4

Coconut Oil??? Yikes :eek: Coconut oil is 90% SATURATED fat. I don’t think my coronary arteries would like it.


#5

Every 2 Tablespoon serving has 1.5 g of fat, of which 1 g is sat fat (link). Seems like a lot of fat.

For comparison purposes, a cup of wheat four has 1.2 g of fat (0 g saturated).


#6

But it’s not bad fat. Search for coconut oil on mercola.com for all the info. It actually helps you lose weight and has the highest amount of lauric acid (aside from breastmilk) of any food.


Malia


#7

Saturated fat isn’t bad fat?


#8

Mono unsaturated is the good fat. Trans fat is the bad fat.

Saturated is most likely in between.

There are many gluten free flours out there. Coconut seems to be the latest.


#9

mercola.com/2003/sep/13/coconut_oil.htm

Unfortunately, there is a widespread misconception that coconut oil is bad for you because it contains saturated fat. To really understand the benefits of coconut oil, I suggest you read Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon’s article "The Truth About Saturated Fat" to first dispel any lingering notions you may have that all saturated fats are dangerous

**the edible oil industry began to denounce all saturated fats and heavily promote polyunsaturated fats such as canola, soybean, safflower, corn, and other seed and nut oils. However, these oils easily become rancid when exposed to oxygen and produce large amounts of damaging free radicals in the body. What is not commonly known is that these oils can actually cause aging, clotting, inflammation, cancer and weight gain. **

See the link for more info. It’s all about informing ourselves and not believing everything we hear/read without looking into the sources.


Malia


#10

Yes, there are quite a few, but it’s hard to find ones that don’t negatively effect blood sugar levels (especially important for diabetics).


Malia


#11

Malia

I don’t know that I would trust that source.

casewatch.org/fdawarning/prod/2006/mercola2.shtml

These claims cause your products to be drugs, as drug, as defined in Section 201(g)(1)(B) of the Act [21 U.S.C. 321(g)(1)(B)]. Because these products are not generally recognized as safe and effective when used as labeled, they are also new drugs as defined in Section 201§ of the Act [21 U.S.C. 321§]. New drugs may not be legally marketed in the United States without prior approval from FDA as described in Section 505(a) of the Act [21 U.S.C. 355(a)]. FDA approves new drugs on the basis of scientific data submitted by a drug sponsor to demonstrate that the drugs are safe and effective.

These products are also misbranded within the meaning of Section 502(f)(1) of the Act, in that the labeling for these drugs fails to bear adequate directions for use [21 U.S.C. 352(f)(1)].

Maybe he has cleaned up his web site, but the site also questions if we should trust the FDA. :rolleyes: And he is willing to sell you a book to tell you why.

The flour may be great, but this is the last site that I would trust to tell me about it. In addition, he is selling just over 2lbs for $16.45, when Bob’s Red Mill is selling 2lbs for $6.20.


#12

I went to the Bob’s Red Mill website but didn’t see anything about buying - are you finding the flour at your local store? I

I was wondering too if it was just finely ground coconut and I could make that myself from organic unsweetened coconut

:slight_smile: .

Brenda V.


#13

Never mind. Found the shopping on Bob’s site - not real obvious though.

Malia - thanks for bringing this new kind of flour up though.

Brenda V.


#14

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