Dr Gill Hart, Scientific Director at YorkTest Laboratories, provides options for those with wheat intolerance looking for breakfast alternatives!
- Try rice and millet porridge with either fruit or black treacle, ground flax and pumpkin seeds. Full of nutrition and gluten and wheat free too.
- A good old British fry up! It can be healthy you know – try lean bacon, mushrooms, a poached egg and a grilled tomato. Watch out if you choose sausages though - check that they are gluten and wheat free. You can add a few gluten free oat cakes too if you are still hungry.
- A fruit smoothie is easy to make and very nutritious. Try banana, berries and mango and then add protein - to fill you up - with some coconut milk or a soya yoghurt and some ground seeds. Whiz together with a blender and enjoy.
- Don’t forget that many traditional cereals don’t contain wheat – have a read on the packet and don’t forget to wander down the “free-from” aisle in your supermarket. There are many mueslis available now that don’t contain wheat.
According to the leading medical charity Allergy UK, as many as 45% of the population suffer from food intolerance which, while not life threatening, can make all aspects of life very uncomfortable for sufferers.
Allergy UK recommend YorkTest Food Intolerance Programmes which include nutritional support and guidance to help people manage their food intolerance symptoms, including IBS symptoms, migraine symptoms and more.