• Discover the 6 best alternatives to sugar in this helpful post: learn how extracted glycosides, fructooligosaccharides, and sugar alcohols are made and how they digest differently in the body than sugar.

    The 6 Best Alternatives to Sugar

    December 6, 2017lectinfreemama

    I’ve done a 3-part series on the top 12 grain-free flours. Since holiday baking season is upon us, here is “the dirt” on baking’s sweet companion to flour: sugar. There are 6 different Plant Paradox acceptable alternatives to sugar. This article will explain what those 6 sweeteners are, how they’re digested in the body, and how they’re made. Most importantly, you’ll discover whether they have any nutritional value whatsoever. The information you learn here can inform your baking decisions, and provide valuable insight into which alternative sweetener is best for you. This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Please read my Amazon Associates Disclosure on this page for more information. What is Sugar Let’s start at the proverbial “very beginning” with the most basic question: What is sugar and what purpose does…

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  • The Indigenous Diet Study: Australian Aborigines

    November 4, 2017lectinfreemama

    For the past couple decades, we’ve been told that whole foods and whole grains are better for us than refined ones. They have more fiber, more protein, more vitamins, lower cholesterol, speed digestion, etc… Why is it, then, that the…

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  • How to Make Tomatoes Safer to Eat

    October 7, 2017lectinfreemama

    It’s been several months since I started the Plant Paradox Program, and my garden outside is dotted with plump, juicy red fruit. Yes, the tomatoes are in peak season. Rather than let them shrivel and decay on the vine, I…

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  • How to Eat More Foods You Love on a Lectin Free Diet

    September 24, 2017lectinfreemama

    I planted a vegetable garden back in May before I started reading The Plant Paradox. I planted what every BLT, spaghetti, and pizza-loving American plants: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, summer squashes, and herbs. Then I read the book and stared in…

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  • Grain-Free Flour Series Part 3: The 4 Best Lectin Free Flours

    September 10, 2017lectinfreemama

    This post is part 3 of a 3-part series about grain-free flours. I briefly introduced all of the Plant Paradox approved grain-free flours in part 1. I went into depth in part 2 about the nutritional characteristics of each flour and…

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  • Grain-Free Flour Series Part 2: Nutrition Facts for 12 Lectin Free Flours

    August 29, 2017lectinfreemama

    This post is Part 2 of a 3-part series on grain-free, Plant Paradox approved flours. In Part 1, I introduced all 11 compliant flours with a brief description of each, but now it’s time to get our hands dirty and…

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  • Grain-Free Flour Series Part 1: These 12 Flours are Lectin Free

    August 23, 2017lectinfreemama

    If you’ve seen my recipes, you know I use cassava flour a lot. I use it because I think it’s the best grain-free, nut-free alternative to wheat flour that exists. It yields the highest quality baked goods with the chewy,…

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  • Lectin Lowdown: Why You Should Stop Eating Plant Lectins (Or at Least Reduce Them)

    August 11, 2017lectinfreemama

    Just like the term “leaky gut,” lectins were something I’d never heard of before several months ago. I’d heard of several other “bad” dietary things, most of which I had already tried giving up, to no avail. First I gave up…

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  • The Beginning

    June 5, 2017lectinfreemama

    I’ve created this blog to document my journey to better health, in hopes that it may someday help someone else on a similar journey, who is just as frustrated and confused as I am (was?). You see, I’ve seen no fewer…

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