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The discussion around gluten (a protein found in rye, barley and wheat) never seems to stop. As a nutritionist I could elaborate for hours on this topic but my main point would come down to this: Some food types just don’t click with everybody. Foods containing gluten belong to that category. If you’re sensible and pay attention when your body is trying to communicate with you, you probably already know if you and gluten get along.

It’s known that gluten can be hard to digest and can therefore be the reason behind your troubled stomach or inflammations in your gut. There are tons of people who don’t have any problem eating gluten (at least not that they’re aware of) while others can’t even be near products containing gluten without getting stomach cramps.

Investigate a little, try going gluten-free for a while. How does it feel for you and your body? Skip the gluten-free processed products you find at the Supermarket and choose naturally gluten-free products that are made up of whole foods. Make your own bread with other types of flour like almond, rice, oat, quinoa etc.

Or, try this nut bread. The fine thing with nut breads is that you can almost put anything in there and it will taste just as good. Just don’t skip the flax seeds, they’ll help the loaf stick together. You can use chia seeds instead if you want.

Nut Bread

Ingredients:
8 dl of nuts of your choice (I used 2 dl hazelnuts, 2 dl walnuts, 2 dl cashews, 2 dl almonds)
2 dl ground flax seeds
1 dl oats
1 dl raisins
1 dl dried cranberries
5 eggs
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt

Instructions:
Preheat the oven to 200 C / 392 F. Combine the nuts, seeds and dried fruit in a bowl.
Crack the eggs in and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt. Cover a bread pan with baking paper and pour in the mixture. Bake in the oven for 30-40 min.

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