Posted on 12 September 2010
It seems wheat is an essential ingredient of the carbohydrate-based foods we all know and love. What is there to eat if you can’t enjoy bread, pasta, cakes, cookies, pastries and all the other wheat-containing foods that have become staples in the North American diet? Fortunately for those with celiac disease, there are all kinds of options and innovations to this no-bread restriction. Gluten-free products are now available at groceries and specialty stores all across North America. For example, the café and foodstore VicMarket (part of Victoria Park health club in Montreal) offers various delicious gluten-free staples.
Vic Market sells wheat-free products by Queen Street Bakery that are an easy transition away from the food that may be causing your stomach problems. One such product is their bread, made from potato starch, tapioca starch, and whole bean flour. Toasted, and prepared with a little bit of butter and jam, this “bread” substitute tastes the same as any other whole-grain bread. For your sweet tooth, this company also offers banana loafs, almond cookies, and granola, all gluten-free of course. Celiac disease doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying cookies, either. Vic Market provides a selection of treats by Mary’s Organic Brand, that do not contain wheat.
If you think your troubled tummy may be a result of celiac, try these wheat-substitutes for a few weeks. You have nothing to lose, certainly not good taste! Check out Vic Market for gluten-free products as well as other organic, healthy food choices:
378 Victoria Ave. Westmount H3Z 2N4
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