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Please give me your take on these ingredients...

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 07, 2011 at 2:14 PM

In giving up wheat, I adopted a GF bread made by Julian Bakery (as a side note, I believe the claims their nutrition panels are wack are false).... Are these acceptable ingredients: Fresh ground alkaline grains of millet, buckwheat (GF), teff, eggs, chicory root (inulin), fresh tround flaxseed (non-GMO), whole arrowroot flour, EVOO, sea salt & purified water. I eat one, never more than two, slices/day.... and sometimes none. I would appreciate so much someone critiquing this for me. Sherry

40e972023f7ec97a17b9794ab849df5f

on June 09, 2011
at 11:44 PM

Also noticed Cordain said no dairy, the recipe I found for pizza crust called for two cups of full fat mozzarella. Do you have a recipe that is dairy free?

40e972023f7ec97a17b9794ab849df5f

on June 09, 2011
at 11:42 PM

I just noticed in Cordain's book he recommends flaxseed oil for salads and such. Is not using it your personal pref or did you find something disputing Cordain's info?

40e972023f7ec97a17b9794ab849df5f

on June 09, 2011
at 08:52 PM

Thank you everyone. I will look for the coconut flour pizza crust recipe, I have a lot of coconut flour. I appreciate all if the responses, even the ones taking me to task for being Paleo-impure!

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on June 07, 2011
at 02:53 PM

I mean, I'm not a paleo dogmatist, i just feel better w/o grains. Everyone needs to find their way. GF bread may be a stepping stone for you. It was for me...I never thought I'd give up bread. Ever. Now I don't really think it's food! Good luck :)

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 07, 2011
at 02:52 PM

I'm not a paleo dogmatist, i just feel better w/o grains. Everyone needs to find their way. GF bread may be a stepping stone for you. It was for me...I *never* thought I'd give up bread. Ever. Now I don't really think it's food.

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on June 07, 2011
at 07:29 PM

Not to be a curmudgeon but if you want to eat a Paleo diet, eat a Paleo diet. That means no grains.

Depending on how much grains you eat or want to eat, and what your dietary goals are, you might check out the Nourishing Traditions diet, which is similar to Paleo but it allows for grains, but only certain grains processed a certain way. I ate this diet for a while but found it impossible to lose weight (one of my goals) and didn't have the extra energy I was looking for, so I switched to Paleo.

I personally find that grains treat me pretty poorly, I don't think I'm gluten intolerant but they have a negative effect on my digestion, energy, and overall health. Most people serious about the Paleo diet are the same, so they aren't generally going to "accept" any grains, even gluten-free ones.

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on June 07, 2011
at 04:21 PM

Most GF labels are much worse. Those ingredients are better than many other intentionally GF foods. There are no bad oils, no 'real' grains (I don't count buckwheat as a real grain... the only issue with buckwheat is maybe the phytic acid content).

Also, there's no sugary ingredient. Is it Paleo? well... no, not really at all. But is it probably better to eat this every now and then than eating grain bread with wheat gluten? Yes. I think so.

The only other possible issue I would take with this is the flaxseed, which I don't eat. Flaxseed is high in omega3, but it's the variety that your body has to convert, so you are essentially getting poly. Also, if you are gonna toast this bread, you are toasting unstable flaxseed. Is it a huge deal? No. I don't think there's enough Flax in there to be too concerned about it. I'm just being very thorough here.

Rather than "chastise" you for wanting to eat bread, I would rather praise you for looking for an acceptable alternative and taking the time to ask here on PaleoHacks.

I say if you like it, eat it sparingly. If you are eating a bunch of healthy whole foods every day, there's not much reason for you to be concerned about this GF bread so long as it is it not a major staple in your diet.

40e972023f7ec97a17b9794ab849df5f

on June 09, 2011
at 11:42 PM

I just noticed in Cordain's book he recommends flaxseed oil for salads and such. Is not using it your personal pref or did you find something disputing Cordain's info?

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559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on June 07, 2011
at 02:47 PM

Hm... Acceptable to whom? One of the most basic tenets of "Paleo" is to forgo all grain, so I don't think you will find many people here at Paleo-Hacks that find those ingredients to be 'acceptable'.

If you feel that you tolerate grains well, and have had no ill effects from the bread, I see nothing wrong with eating it. I totally would have eaten it a year ago, when I first went gluten-free. But now -- no way.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 07, 2011
at 02:53 PM

I mean, I'm not a paleo dogmatist, i just feel better w/o grains. Everyone needs to find their way. GF bread may be a stepping stone for you. It was for me...I never thought I'd give up bread. Ever. Now I don't really think it's food! Good luck :)

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 07, 2011
at 02:52 PM

I'm not a paleo dogmatist, i just feel better w/o grains. Everyone needs to find their way. GF bread may be a stepping stone for you. It was for me...I *never* thought I'd give up bread. Ever. Now I don't really think it's food.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 07, 2011
at 02:42 PM

No, those ingredients are not acceptable. We have experimented with "Paleo Pizza" using coconut flour for the crust. All acceptable ingredients. While we have not tried it, the crust would make a fantastic bread for dipping in melted butter and maybe even as a sandwich; along the lines of those thin hamburger buns.

40e972023f7ec97a17b9794ab849df5f

on June 09, 2011
at 11:44 PM

Also noticed Cordain said no dairy, the recipe I found for pizza crust called for two cups of full fat mozzarella. Do you have a recipe that is dairy free?

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34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

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on June 07, 2011
at 02:29 PM

If you can't give up bread entirely, I don't see anything wrong with those ingredients. Only thing better would be to get off the grains entirely. I love bread more than anyone but it apparently didn't love me back and I think it's the cause of an autoimmune disorder that has been rather unpleasant in the last few months. If I was you I would really try hard to wean yourself off of bread sooner than later.

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