Well, if you’re coeliac, you should follow a strict gluten free diet as advised by your doctor. However whilst gluten troubles were once thought to be a problem only for those with coeliac disease, recent research indicates that gluten-related disorders extend to a far broader population, and affect far more than the digestive system.
As scientists chip away at the mountain of health problems caused by the modern diet, a troubling finding is emerging. Gluten, present in our most popular grains, is being linked not only to coeliac disease, but also to noncoeliac gluten intolerance, which afflicts many millions more.
We still have a lot to learn about non-coeliac gluten sensitivity. Many irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) sufferers for instance find a gluten free diet relieves them of their symptoms.
Besides being 100% gluten-free, our delicious bread mixes contain some amazing ingredients - super foods and ancient grains, easier to digest and with a host of associated health giving benefits...
What is it? A magical grain that's a veritable powerhouse in nutritional terms. Besides containing heaps of vitamins, a single serving gives you nearly half your recommended daily intake of fibre!
What's in it? Vitamins: niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, magnesium, iron, copper, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, protein, fibre, anti-oxidants.
Benefits: Improves digestive health, helps build strong bones, promotes red blood cell development, boosts energy
What is it? The ultimate super food - a small grain with a long list of health benefits. With numerous high profile Hollywood fans, it's no wonder teff is being hailed as the 'new quinoa'!
What's in it? Protein, carbs, calcium, iron, manganese, phosphorous, iron, copper, aluminum, barium, thiamin, vitamin B1 and vitamin C (not normally found in grains)
Benefits: Provides easily absorbed iron, helps you regulate bowel movements, contributes to lower blood pressure, shown to reduce symptoms of PMS and help you lose weight
What is it? While many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel.
What's in it? Manganese, copper, dietary fibre and phosphorous. It also contains two flavonoids with significant health-promoting actions: rutin and quercitin
Benefits: Good for your cardiovascular system, linked to lower risk of developing high cholesterol and high blood pressure. It can also help prevent against atherosclerosis, ischemic stroke, diabetes, insulin resistance, obesity.
What is is? Tapioca is a tasty starch extract derived from the cassava plant, the useful part of which is the root.
What's in it? Carbohydrates, "good" cholestrol, protein, B-complex vitamins (including folic acid, pantothenic acid, folate, and B6), fibre, iron, manganese, calcium, copper, and selenium.
Benefits: Promotes increased circulation and red blood cell count, protects against birth defects, improves digestion, lowers cholesterol, prevents diabetes, improves metabolic activities, protects bone mineral density, prevents Alzheimer’s disease, protects heart health and maintains fluid balance within the body.
What is it? Although it's commonly associated with being a main ingredient in bird feed, millet is grown the world over as a foodstuff for livestock and humans.
What's in it? Protein, dietary fibre, starch, high vitamin B content, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and magnesium.
Benefits: Beneficial to heart health, helps keep cholesterol in check, magnesium offers protection against diabetes, aids digestive health and detoxes the body.
What is it? Scientifically called Avena sativa, oats are a hardy cereal grain. They are naturally gluten free, but are often processed in plants with other gluten containing cereals. The descriptor gluten free oats, is used to denote that they have been processed in a gluten free environment..
What's in it? Manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, copper, biotin, vitamin B1, magnesium, fibre
Benefits: Oats have huge amounts of dietary fibre, which contributes to their healthy cholesterol lowering properties. They can help lower the risk of heart disease and colorectal cancer, as well as helping to lower blood pressure.