There are several Flour substitutes that can be used while on The Kaufmann Diet; you’ll never miss white flour again!
Before we get into flour substitutes lets talk about grains. Grains are so common in our diet that we likely consume them on a regular basis without even knowing it. Grains like wheat underpin our entire food system; simply perusing the ingredients list of any processed food will likely reveal some kind of grain-derived ingredient. Many of these are obvious; from the breads and buns used in sandwiches and hamburgers, to the pasta, crackers, and snack cakes, many of us are keenly aware when we are eating foods made with wheat flour. Wheat lurks in other foods too, such as salad dressings, soy sauce, and even deli meats.
The Kaufmann Diet, however, eliminates wheat altogether. This means no more breads, pasta, pizza crust, hamburgers, and many other foods. It also means taking a critical look at some of the other foods you buy; wheat simply lurks in many places you would not ordinarily look for it. It also means taking a critical look at the foods you are accustom to cooking in the kitchen.
Grains like wheat are eliminated for two reasons. The first is that wheat––particularly white flour––is high in simple carbohydrates that immediately digest into sugar. Sugar, of course, is pathogenic yeasts’ food of choice. This is a big reason why wheat is eliminated on a diet that is designed to starve yeast and fungi. The second reason wheat is eliminated is because of published research confirming that our wheat supply is commonly contaminated with fungal poisons called mycotoxins. These poisons can have serious consequences for our health, and eliminating them is key to achieving your best health.
Many people who like to cook are left wondering how they could possibly replace white flour in the kitchen. Fortunately, we live in a time where there are an abundance of flour substitutes available for cooking. Also, we have an abundance of recipes both on our website and in our books; many of these recipes cover foods that are excellent substitutes for foods that you might miss while you are on the program, including breads and desserts.
Almond flour is good when bulk is needed. It can be useful for making Kaufmann-Diet approved cookies, cakes, and breads.
Coconut flour is good for baked goods with moist bulk, like muffins.
Tapioca and Arrowroot Flours
These are beneficial for thickening sauces.
Buckwheat flour is great for Kaufmann Diet pancakes.
These are good for crispy coatings and for frying.
Brown Rice Flour (Kaufmann 2)
This can also be beneficial for breading and frying foods.
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