A cookie without the gluten, sugar or starch? Yes, please!
Gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats. Did you know that they put flour and water together for paste? And Poland uses this for wallpaper paste. Yikes! Umm, no thank you for eating paste.
The most commonly affected system, besides the digestive tract, to be effected by gluten is the nervous system. It is thought that ADHD can be caused by gluten in one of two ways. The first area addresses the inflammatory changes gluten can cause. A gluten sensitive individual's immune system responds to the protein gliadin. . Unfortunately, that protein is similar in structure to other proteins present in the body, including those of the brain and nerve cells. A cross reactivity can occur where the immune system "confuses" proteins in the body for the protein gliadin. The end result is the body attacking its own tissues with inflammation. When inflammation happens in the brain and nervous system, a variety of symptoms can occur, including ADHD.
When people go "gluten free" they often grab the quick and easy "gluten free" packaged foods on the shelf. Most of the packaged foods have non-gluten ingredients that will cause weight gain and slow the healing process. Rice flour is commonly used in gluten free packaged foods and is higher in calories, carbs and lower in nutrients than regular flour. It can also cause more inflammation in the body.
Try baking with nut flours and sweeteners with a monk fruit or stevia base. Like, these keto snickerdoodle cookies!
Traditional Snickerdoodle Cookies:
Calories: 170 / Fat: 11g / Protein: 1g / Carbs: 25
Keto Snickerdoodle Cookie:
Calories: 125 / Fat: 11g / Protein: 2.5 / Carbs: 3