I know I haven’t written anything here for a while. I would like to apologise, but I have been quite busy setting up my new website. It is called Beat the grain, and incorporates my blog posts, tips and information, recipes and reviews, all under one roof. You can visit it here:
I just received a notification from my wordpress publishing platform saying ”Happy Anniversary”. It has been exactly 1 year since I started writing on my blog. Exactly 1 year since I started writing anything really. It was all thanks to … Continue reading →
I recently gave a talk about the role of exercise in preventing and treating osteoporosis. Since many of my followers could not attend, I have decided to write a post, highlighting the points I mentioned. What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is … Continue reading →
I am sure most of you know about the European Gluten Regulation EC 41/2009, that was published in January 2009 and came into full effect on 1 January 2012. Basically and very briefly, with this regulation, gluten free and low gluten … Continue reading →
This morning I came across this fantastic infographic by Gryffin Media. Superfoods are great for your body and contain a high concentration of nutrients.
Note that the list contains many naturally gluten free foods, but oats are included as this infographic was not made for people on a gluten free diet.
If you choose to include oats make sure they are CERTIFIED GLUTEN FREE. Oats are naturally gluten free but are often contaminated with gluten during harvesting, milling and packing. Coeliac societies in Australia and NZ advise coeliacs not to consume oats because they contain avenin, a protein similar to gluten that some coeliacs react to in a similar way to gluten. They state that gluten free oats should only be introduced after undergoing an oats challenge and biopsy. Coeliac UK suggest that oats might be avoided for the first 6 months but to follow advice from your doctor.
Always follow advice from your doctor and the coeliac society of your country.
Gluten free packaged foods are often marketed as healthy eating. These substitute products tend to be shelved in the health food section of supermarkets so give the impression that they are healthy to the consumer. This could have something to … Continue reading →
Gluten free, gluten free, gluten free everywhere. Restaurants, cafes, bakeries and take away establishments have gluten free options. There are new gluten free products, fresh foods, even gluten free cosmetics and dog food available now! Great for people (and their … Continue reading →