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March 1st, 2013, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by kristenpie View Post
jac, how do you bake with almond meal and coconut flour? what exactly are you substituting? why is that better than whole grain?

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Vincent and i are both sensitive to gluten. it makes me bloat and look 5 months pregnant and it makes him constipated, so i try to avoid wheat.
there are other reasons to avoid grains as well...it causes gut issues, inflammation, and contains phytic acid that inhibits absorption of minerals and vitamins (beans and nuts contain phytic acid too, but if you soak them if helps get rid of the "anti nutrient").
plus there isn't much nutrition in wheat, there is fiber and b vitamins, but you can get those elsewhere. i see wheat and grains as filler pretty much.
so i prefer almond meal since it's high in protein. i usually just look up "paleo" baking recipes. i have a ton pinned on pinterest. i am not a huge fan of coconut flour because it's so dense that you need like 5 eggs for 1/2c coconut flour. i do like coconut and almond flour blended together.
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