Going wheat free

What is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and spelt that is responsible for the elasticity of dough, and for the chewy nature of breads and baked goods. Wheat in particular has been selectively bred over the centuries to make good dough. You can notice this in gluten free breads, as […]

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Get rid of your wheat belly

I was in America recently and saw a talk by Dr William Davis, author of Wheat Belly. There were a number of interesting opinions that Dr Davis put forward about eating wheat and in fact all grains. Grains of the seeds of grass. For example, corn is a grass from Mexico, millet a grass from […]

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Protein, fats and carbs

Proteins, fats and carbohydrates are known as macronutrients and need to be consumed in good proportions to one another in order for good health. Protein means “of first importance” in Greek, so when you are choosing what to eat, chose a good quality source of protein. Proteins are made of 20 different amino acids, some […]

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