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‘tortillas can be a relatively easy and tasty alternative
Can you recommend a glutenfree alternative to sandwiches?
Gluten-free bread Unlike a few years ago, there’s now a wide range of gluten-free bread options available that don’t taste like cardboard. You’ll need to do some taste testing to find the one you like best.
Corn tortillas These require heating, but can be a relatively easy and tasty alternative. You could also consider mountain bread wraps; the gluten-free options include corn, rice and tapioca.
Lettuce leaves For something different, try wrapping your favourite sandwich filling in lettuce leaves. They’re low in kilojoules and make a refreshing summertime alternative to a traditional sandwich.
Nori sheets Nori is a type of seaweed that’s rich in iron and iodine. It’s commonly used for sushi, but you don’t have to fill it with rice – try using it as a case for your favourite sandwich filling.
AIs it true that too much sugar can increase depression? Although stress, grief and genetics have a much bigger impact on the development of depression, diet certainly has a role. One study found people who consumed more than 67g of sugar per day had a 23 per cent increased risk of developing depression. Another reason to reduce excess sugar and focus on nutritious wholefoods instead. Could my diet be the cause of my eczema?
AEczema can be triggered by a wide range of factors and is believed to be exacerbated by food in around one in three people, but food is the main cause in only one in 10 cases. It can be difficult to determine which foods are the culprits, as eczema often has more than one trigger; current testing methods only provide an indication and not a clear diagnosis; and there can be a delay between consuming a food and a reaction occurring. If you think your diet may be triggering your eczema, you should see a dietitian for personalised advice.