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5 - Finding recipes for special diets

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It depends on why you're asking. If you are celiac and need to exclude gluten, then you must avoid not just wheat but barley, rye, oats and certain other grains too.

If you have an allergy or sensitivity to wheat, then you need to exclude all wheat but you don't need to exclude the other grains as your problem is not with the gluten. Having said that, people with wheat allergy or sensitivity are often also sensitive to barley, rye and oats and may be advised to use alternatives such as rice, buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth, millet, tapioca/cassava and gram/chickpea instead.)

If you are doing a low carb diet, then you need to exclude all grains, whether gluten free or wheat free or not. All grains are too high in carbohydrates for Atkins Induction, Atkins Ongoing Weight Loss and for most true low carb diets. Some low carb products such as bread and pasta are made from de-starched wheatflour which makes them lower in carbs. But this has the disadvantage that they are higher in gluten. If you are not celiac this is theoretically not a problem, but many experts say that gluten is particularly difficult to digest and eating it in a more dense form could trigger celiac-type problems that didn't exist before.

The "Low Carb / Low GI Cookbook" is wheat free and gluten free with the exception of only one or two recipes which contain wheatflour or oats.

The "Stone Age Diet is Easy Cookbook" contains recipes which are wheat free and gluten free but are not necessarily low carb or low GI.

There are lots of recipes and cookbooks available if you want wheat free recipes or recipes free of just one food. But if your diet excludes two or three foods, or if you need recipes which are wheat free, gluten free, sugar free, yeast free, corn free AND soya free, then it gets more difficult. A good cookbook containing recipes which exclude all these foods is the "Stone Age Diet is Easy Cookbook".

The "Low Carb / Low GI Cookbook" is wheat free and gluten free with the exception of only one or two recipes which contain wheatflour or oats, and all recipes are sugar free.

The "Stone Age Diet is Easy Cookbook" contains recipes which are wheat free, gluten free and sugar free but they are not necessarily low carb.

If you need wheat free, yeast free and sugar free recipes which are also low carb and low GI, then most recipes in the "Low Carb / Low GI Cookbook" are suitable for you.

If you are not looking to lose weight and need your carbs, then the "Stone Age Diet is Easy Cookbook" may suit you better, because although all the recipes are wheat free, yeast free and sugar free, they use high carb flour alternatives such as quinoa, buckwheat, millet, gram (chickpea) and tapioca (cassava).

If you need wheat free recipes which are also low carb, then the recipes in the "Low Carb / Low GI Cookbook" are ideal for you.                                 

If you need gluten free recipes which are also low carb, then the recipes in the "Low Carb / Low GI Cookbook" are ideal for you - only one or two recipes use wheatflour or oats which contain gluten.

Most recipes in the "Low Carb / Low GI Cookbook" are yeast free and sugar free and suitable for a candida diet. If you are not looking to lose weight and need your carbs, then the "Stone Age Diet is Easy Cookbook" may suit you better, because although all the recipes are yeast free and sugar free, they use high carb flour alternatives such as quinoa, buckwheat, millet, gram (chickpea) and tapioca (cassava).