Uplift Food Featured by Todays Dietitian!
We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! We are super excited to share with you guys an article where Uplift Food Founder, Prebiotic expert Dietitian, author of the Good Mood Food Guide and Prebiotic Manual, Kara Landau was featured on Todays Dietitian discussing the ultimate guide to Pulse flours and how clients can optimize nutrition and promote gut health through different kinds of flours.
Kara was interviewed to share her nutritional opinion on pulse flours as well as share tips for counseling clients to use pulse flours.
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Kara shares her knowledge on Chickpea flour.
Kara then explains to us what lupin flour is and how it can also help support gut health due to its nutritional benefits.
Landau’s favorite pulse flour is lupin flour, which is simply ground down lupini beans (beans in the same plant family as peanuts).
“Being uniquely comprised of around 40% protein, 30% fiber, and being low in starch/net carbohydrates, I find [lupin flour] to be a wonderful addition that has a low-glycemic load, aids in satiety, and all while offering an abundant source of gut-healthy prebiotics,” Landau says. “For those looking to keep their net carbohydrates down, such as those trying to manage their blood sugar levels or following a ketogenic diet, this flour works perfectly. It’s also a great source of plant-based protein for those who follow a vegan or plant-forward diet and are looking for alternative whole food protein sources.”
By itself, lupin flour tends to have a bitter flavor, so one caveat Landau offers when baking with lupin and other pulse flours is to blend them with non-pulse flours such as almond meal or coconutflour. She says while most recipes recommend replacing up to 30% of wheat flour with lupin flour, she likes to replace it with 40% to “truly reap the nutritional benefits.”
As you can see above, pulse flours have some amazing nutritional benefits and help to create a healthy gut, provided by Uplift Food Founder and Prebiotic expert dietitian Kara Landau.
If you haven't already checked out our new Gut Happy Cookies which are packed with lupin flour as the number one ingredient, make sure you head over here now to take a look!
We know times are slightly uncertain right now but one thing that remains certain is our diet does effect how we feel - So let's all work together to nourish our body through gut-healthy foods!
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In good gut health,