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17 Jan 2013

Gluten and wheat free products
Hi there

Where in Johannesburg can I buy gluten-free and wheat-free products (breads or flour)?
I have detected a trigger in reflux from wheat products although this morning I had cupasoup and ended up with reflux although to be fair I had a little bit of muesli and skim milk first. When I eat bread I feel the constriction starting in my throat... I am struggling with knowing what carbohydrates I can incorporate into my meals to ensure enough energy intake and a balanced diet.
Tonight I am trying steak with veg stirfy (done dry in spray n cook not in oil) and with couscous... so we''ll see how that goes. I battle with breakfast as I am normally really hungry and the quickest thing I can make is scrambled egg and toast. Will oatmeal be okay? Is it wheat/gluten free? I believe you have to add grapeseed or olive oil to the porrige to slow down the sugar intake cycle or something like that.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Sharon
You should be able to purchase gluten-free and wheat-free products at health shops and most supermarkets - check out Woolworths for gluten-free bread and most large Spar shops have a whole section of special foods, flours, etc. Oats are not recommended for someone with wheat/gluten allergy and couscous is made from wheat. Try quinoa instead.
Best regards
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