I have been an advocate for the gluten-free lifestyle for many years now: through my work as an author of The Gluten-Free Good Health Cookbook and foodphilosopher.com website, lecturer, culinary instructor, on the board of the Gluten Intolerance Group, and fund-raising by promoting such events as The Gluten-Free Makeover: a Healthier You for the North Texas GIG, attended by over 700 people at the Gaylord Texan last September. One of the biggest issues people face on a gluten-free diet is finding delicious, healthy packaged snacks to eat at work, school, when traveling and even at home. That is why I was so excited to discover Hail Merry®. Their lines of gluten-free snack foods were created to bring awareness to the powerful benefits of healthy oils. These plant based fats like Omega 3 & Oleic Acid can actually improve our cholesterol profile, reduce inflammation (chronic inflammation is a huge concern for people with autoimmune diseases such as celiac disease), and even make our hair and skin more radiant. I have enclosed more information below.
You will be delighted by not only their taste but nutritional profile. The GFCF snacks are available on-line and at specialty grocers such as Whole Foods Market. www.hailmerry.com
Experience the Raw Taste of Gluten-Free Macaroons
“Just because a snack is gluten-free does not make it healthy;” said Susan O’Brien, Dallas raw food chef and founder of Hail Merry® Snacks. Hail Merry® offers a line of gluten-free snack foods that are also dairy-free, vegan, raw and made with organic ingredients.
Gluten-free is the new buzz word and is projected to become a $2.6 billion industry by 2012. However, most of new gluten-free products on the market are no better for you than their wheat counterparts because, although they may contain gluten-free flours, they are still laden with processed oils, processed sugars and then baked to further oxidize the oils. When vegetable oils, such as canola, soybean, or sunflower, are exposed to high temperatures, they turn rancid and can cause free radical damage to our cells which leads to chronic disease (such as cancer) and prematurely ages the body (as with osteoarthritis). In essence these gluten-free cookies, cupcakes and baked goods are gluten-free junk foods.
Gluten-free expert and cookbook author, Dr. Claudia Pillow, believes “Hail Merry® Macaroons are unique because they are made with raw plant based oils, not processed or refined oils, and then dehydrated at 115º to protect the digestive enzymes and healthy oils. Most importantly, they are delicious and satisfying. Hail Merry® self-nurturing treats contain the healing power of coconut oil in its raw state.”
- IMMUNE BOOSTING: Cold pressed coconut oil contains large amounts of Lauric Acid, known for its anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties which protect against infections like the flu and strengthen our immune system.
- ENERGIZING: Coconut oil contains Medium Chain Fats (as opposed to long chains found in animal fat), which provide fuel for the body and are not stored as fat or cholesterol.
- HEART HEALTHY: Coconut oil comes from a plant, has no cholesterol and helps reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol. It was wrongfully tainted as an artery clogging fat back in the 80’s because it contains saturated fat but not all saturated fats are bad nor have they been directly linked to heart disease.
Next time you crave a decadent gluten-free treat reach for Hail Merry® Macaroons or Miracle Tarts. Two of the Choco Macaroons contain 3 grams of dietary fiber, 130 calories, and they are made with organic shredded coconut, dark cocoa, organic coconut oil, pure maple syrup, pure vanilla and sea salt. A 3.5 ounce package with 8 macaroons retails for $4.99- comparable to a high quality organic chocolate bar.
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