It seems there is an endless array of gluten free grains and paleo flours now flooding the market. This isn’t a bad thing, but it can be bewildering for consumers. One that is really catching on comes from the most popular fruit in North America. Yes, that’s right, banana flour!
Let’s take at a look at this traditional food turned flour.
While humanity has enjoyed almonds for millennia, almond flour as a replacement for grains in baking is relatively new on the scene.
Its popularity is traced back to the early 2000s. During this period, awareness of Celiac, gluten intolerance, and digestive problems aggravated by wheat started to grow.
Gut healing diets became popular about the same time.
For the last few years, aquafaba has become all the rage within some alternative cooking circles. In essence, it is the bean water from canned or cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Sometimes other types of legumes like faba beans are included in the definition as well.
My favorite hot beverage to enjoy at any time of day is a creamy latte. I know many of you would agree! While caffeine free versions are preferable, the slow, jitter-free caffeine release from a matcha latte blended from traditionally made green tea powder can be highly therapeutic when needed.
Never heard of matcha?
When it comes to natural sweeteners, beet sugar seems like an excellent choice. I mean, sugar coming from vegetables? We all need to eat more of those, right?
Beets are certainly one of the most nourishing and detoxifying of the root vegetables. The traditional tonic known as beet kvass comes to mind here.
Grains play a very important role as affordable, easily cultivated staple foods around the world. In Asia, rice is the prominent player. In North America, corn and wheat are king. Middle Eastern countries also rely heavily on wheat, but it isn’t in the form those living in the United States and Canada commonly encounter.
It’s amazing that with all the advancements in dentistry over the past 100 years, cavity detection has remained virtually unchanged in conventional dentistry. A dental hygienist pokes around with a pick in the grooves of the teeth after cleaning to see if it “sticks”.
Then, a dentist follows up to check these suspect areas and examines a recent set of dental x-rays to confirm the presence of caries.