Saturday, October 6, 2012

Flexible eating with flax ingredients

Okay so I've been hesitant to bring his topic up because it's very personal to me. Something that I've been dealing with behind closed doors. Don't worry it's not a bad secret! But it can be life threatening if not taken care of. You maybe asking how does this relate to flaxseed? Well, I've been making little changes to my eating habits (which sounds better then saying diet, hehehe!)

On my quest to healthier choices, I've been researching types of foods I should eat and easy recipes to make. While looking around, I came across a story of a young lady who was suffering with sever abdominal pain, and her core complaint would happen after eating.  She explain that she had celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. 

Now what is celiac disease or gluten intolerant you say. It's when your body can't breakdown gluten as normal. Basicly there's this protein that is found in foods like wheat, barley, and rye, just to name a few, that the body won't properly digest. 

After listening to her story it sounded all to familiar. I alway had stomach pain from when I was younger. One summer it got so bad, my mom made me drink this smoothie-like green plant. (that was not a jamba juice favorite, if u know what i mean) To top it off it did not help, unless a few days after count. 

So years go by, I seeked out a specialist but did not get much help. Other doctors would tell me that I needed to eat more fiber, cut off on red meat, or be more like a vegetarian. (now i can't quite all meat, but i can do without the red. Okay!) When that didn't work I decide to monitor my food. Luckily for me, flaxseed was used in several gluten free recipes. Yeah! I already had a big bag of it, which I used for my fruit smoothie. Yummy! Try it you'll like it. Make sure to buy frozen organic fruits they are more cheaper. I get mines at Costco, whole food stores. 

Here is our take on a Mickey mouse gluten free Flax seed milled pancake. That was mouth full, try saying that 10 times. Live life, love God, & stay healthy.

Flax Buttermilk Pancake

  1. 1/4 cup flaxseed ground
  2. 2tsp baking powder
  3. 1 cup buckwheat flour
  4. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  5. 1 tsp sugar
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  8. 1 egg 
  9. 1tsp canola oil
Mix dry ingredients first then the wet in deprecate bowls. 
Add liquids to the dry and gentally mix until combined. 
Happy Fleet week!!

Cook like normal and enjoy. 

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