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Sensitive to gluten? Traditional sourdough offers a unique solution to bread woes

Under normal circumstances, it’s necessary for individuals with a gluten sensitivity to completely eliminate the troublesome offender from their diet. However, two small studies involving sourdough bread give hope to the millions who believe they need to swear off gluten containing grains forever.

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013      Carolanne Wright

(NaturalNews) Jack Bezian of Bezian’s Bakery in Santa Monica, California, has an eye-catching sign behind his loaves of bread, stating: “Roman soldiers had only sourdough bread to get protein.” But this is only part of the story. For those who suffer from gluten intolerance or celiac disease, Jack’s naturally fermented bread is surprisingly easy to digest. Interestingly, several studies have also found true sourdough to be well tolerated by individuals sensitive to gluten.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by consuming the protein in wheat, barley and rye – otherwise known as gluten. If a celiac ingests this protein, the immune system mistakenly attacks the villi in the small intestine, causing a cascade of health issues, including leaky gut syndrome, malnutrition, lactose intolerance, osteoporosis, neurological disorders and cancer.

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10 reasons to eat sourdough bread

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A Healthy Bread That is Good For You!

by Halle Cottis 

There is so much debate out there on whether or not we should be consuming grains.  I agree, that modernized grains are most likely not good for you.  Most of them are made from genetically modified grains and can damage your health.  For the past year or so, I have eliminated grains from my diet…I needed the break.  I have slowly started to reintroduce grains back to my diet.  I have chosen to focus on the traditional preparations of grains so that my body can break down the grains and digest them more easily.

What is sourdough?  According to the Bread Bakers Forum,   Sourdough is an American term for a natural leaven of “wild” or natural yeast and lactobacilli.  Also the process of leavening bread with a natural leaven.  Do not mistaken this with todays modernized yeast, it…

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