It is hard to imagine a pantry without flour in it, as it is an essential ingredient for baking and cooking. However, not every flour provides same health benefits and some don’t provide any at all. White flour is processed and refined, without germ and bran that are removed, and which contain beneficial fiber. As the healthiest substitute consider coconut flour which is high in calories, but good source of protein and fiber. Almond flour is recommended for those with magnesium deficiency, while flour made of quinoa is rich in iron.
- Coconut flour is gluten free and grain free and is made by grinding coconut meat into a power. It has a good amount of protein and healthy fat too.
- Almond flour will get you vitamin E which is a very powerful antioxidant and will also improve your cholesterol and blood pressure.
- Whole wheat flour is healthier than white flour, however it does contain gluten so it should not be consumed by people with celiac disease.
“Note that almond flour is different than almond meal, which is a coarser ingredient made by grinding almonds with their skins still intact.”
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