Island author pens book on gluten free and restricted diets

Island author Bev Smit has spent 10 years researching and compiling information on gluten free and restricted diets.

The statistic numbers used to be that one in every 131 people was gluten intolerant.

This number is changing as more people are eliminating gluten from their diet, be it a diet choice, illness or intolerance.

Gluten is a protein found in many grains such as wheat, barley and rye. It can also be a hidden ingredient in foods; condiments, soups and flavourings to name just a few. Removing all gluten from your diet can be a daunting task.

With this change in diet, people must understand the balance of nutrition and learn how and what to replace in their diet to maintain a healthy balance of nutrition.

Island-born and raised author Bev Smit has spent the past 10 years

researching and compiling information on gluten free and restricted diets. Her book, A New Kind of Normal Back To The Basics, is a comprehensive guide to all the basic information you will need for your diet restrictions.

From information on the structure of nutrition and why it is so important for a healthy body, to gluten-free information including product and baking information, to descriptions of food, their nutritional value and how to prepare them, it is a complete guide. This book also includes a meal plan to show how to create a balanced, healthy diet within your restrictions.

The book is available at the Laughing Oyster in Courtenay. Online, the book is available through Trafford Publishing, Amazon.ca and

Cole’s Books, in ebook format or soft cover.

— Bev Smit

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