Dietitians here in the UK who help people with coeliac disease actually promote the gluten free replacements, and we can even get them on prescription! I was looked at funny when I told my dietitian I didn't want them. They taste like kak too, for the most part - you can just taste sugar and nasty oil that leaves a funny taste in a lot of the baked goods.
Originally Posted by AvatarAbe
So if we are nutritionally uneducated, then certainly here in the UK I blame dietitians like Tallmadge (we have her ilk over here too) who promote the high carb high grain stuff over educating people properly about food....oh wait, they wouldn't get their kickbacks from the "healthy junk food" promoters, whether gluten free or not, then would they? Buying fresh fruit and veg and meat and fish and unprocessed foods doesn't earn big food companies money. Sigh.
WOW! That's impressive. Congratulations!
Originally Posted by FiveX
Seems like most people who must go gluten-free complain loudly about how expensive the substitute products are. Hardly anyone considers eliminating foods you can't eat and eating more of what's left: vegetables, meat, fruit, nuts, and rice. When I went gluten-free, my food costs went down because I was no longer buying artisan bread. Instead I was eating rice purchased in giant sacks at an Asian store.