What's the deal with wheat ?

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ItSawesomeJohn
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   Posted 8/31/2009 12:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Why is wheat in everything like something I would expect it Like oreos yummy LOL . But why is it in pretzels and simple white breads. Anyone got any answer or what you eat that doesn't contain wheat. ?

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   Posted 8/31/2009 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I have no problems with wheat products myself.
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   Posted 8/31/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I eat SCD, which has zero grain products. You make your bread products from nut flours, nut butter, or coconut flour.

If you just want to go gluten free, eat bread products made from (according to wikipedia): maize, potatoes, rice, tapioca, amaranth, arrowroot, millet, montina, lupin, quinoa, sorghum, sweet potato, taro, teff, chia seed, and yam. Various types of bean, soybean, and nut flours are sometimes used in gluten-free products to add protein and dietary fiber. In spite of its name, buckwheat is not related to wheat; pure buckwheat is considered acceptable for a gluten-free diet. Gram flour, derived from chickpeas, is also gluten-free.
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   Posted 8/31/2009 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
White flour is made from wheat, and is the staple in most baked goods. It's also used for thickening in some foods. Whole grain breads still use wheat flour as their basis, with other grains added. Wheat is the most widely grown and therefore least expensive of the bread grains, and the incidence of intolerance is statistically low.
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   Posted 8/31/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
You may have a food intolerance to wheat that is exacerbating or being masked by your crohn's.

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ItSawesomeJohn
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   Posted 9/1/2009 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the help guys I'm about to try tho nut flours and coconut flour . I can't eat wheat it kills me I avoid it at all costs . I did find flour at whole foods that was gluten free wheat free but tastes kinda wierd. It kinda sucks when you can't eat a regular golden oreo or Spanish cake I'm ( Dominican) the cake is gr8 LOL but I adapt thank you everyone
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spookyh
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   Posted 9/1/2009 10:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I think both the nut flour and the coconut flour are fantastic! I've made blueberry muffins from almond flour. You can't taste the nuts (I guess the blueberry overpowers it), and the texture is good (not at all grainy). You need to use a quality brand though, because some don't have as fine a texture. The coconut flour does have a bit of a coconut taste. I made something called cherry clafouti with it, and it was really good! The raw batter made me think of cookie dough.
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medchrt1
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   Posted 9/6/2009 11:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Iwould agree that wheat can be troublesome...If you would like a good brand of wheat free pretzels try the Glutino brand (Gluten free) pretzel twists.  They are wheat free, milk free, casein free, and egg free... and yes there are still tastey. It also has some other interesting ingredients such as sodium bicarbonate (which will keep acids down). The complete ingredients are corn starch, potato starch, palm oil, sugar, sea salt, cellulose gum, soy lecithin, sodium bicarbonate, yeast extract, sodium acid pyrophosphate, citric acid, sodium hydroxide, may contain soy and traces of sesame. As always since everyones bowel affected differently try at own risk, who knows ..you might like them better than ordinary pretzels.

SnowDaisy
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   Posted 9/7/2009 1:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Coconut flour sounds delicious...You guys are lucky over there as you have far more things available to you than we do in the UK.

I too don't do well with wheat but I have not been tested for it for intolerance...I don't do great with pasta or rice...I have it but when I do it does leave me feeling awful sometimes.

I know what you mean though about wheat seeming to be in everything.

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   Posted 9/7/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
This is why i am not so sure of the SCD diet for myself..because all the foods that are "legal" for me..really bother me and cause me to get sick..and what calms me down and soothes my poor tummy is carbs...bread, pasta, rice, crackers...

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   Posted 9/7/2009 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
You have to look for gluten free and look for products made with almond flour or other nut flours. Most packaged foods are made with regular wheat flour. Macaroons are great and made with mostly coconut.
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ItSawesomeJohn
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   Posted 9/11/2009 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Well there aren't many products that actually don't use wheat and I have yet to see anything store bought made with nut flours or coconut flour.. I am deff going to try those pretzels
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