Weekend Scoop The G Free Diet

Weekend Scoop

I may be sitting in an airport, train station or the lobby of a hotel but wherever I am, you can find me reading. That’s when I get to relax, breathe and catch up. Waiting isn’t really that bad!

I’ve just finished reading Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s book The G Free Diet and was amazed at a little tidbit.  It mentioned that Citric Acid may set off a Celiac’s tummy troubles.

Of course this sent my mind racing. Citric Acid?  Don’t I see that in everything? What is it? Isn’t it just lemon juice? So hello Internet and yes sadly Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citric_acid

So yes it’s found in citrus fruit but NO that’s not what’s in our food.  The current manufactured version is created from a mold called aspergillus niger ( in 1893 it was penicillium mold that was used) and sugar (generally corn check The Omnivore’s Dilemma).  I know I’m allergic to mold but what does that have to do with Celiac?

So I kept surfing and found another article that says aspergillus niger is actually being studied to help cure celiac symptoms – huh?


 So for now I’m going to start paying attention to which of the foods I eat contain citric acid and how I feel after eating them.  Well, time to board my plane!

More details about The G Free Diet

The G Free Diet

More details about The Omnivore’s Dilemma

The Omnivore’s Dilemma

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Like you, I thought that citric acid came from and was found in fruit. We know, on the whole, very little about what we eat. I’ve been trying to do better since I’m getting older but it’s complicated. I’m going to get a copy of the book and read it. Thank you for sharing this information.

  2. I’m a reader too. My book is never far from me. I use every spare minute reading. Traffic stops, for any reason, used to drive me up the wall. Now, I just open my book and read until it starts up again. Sometimes, when I’m reading a really good book I hope for long trains and traffic jams so I can read more. People in cars near me just laugh or smile. I like to think I’ve got other people into the habit of reading instead of laying on the horn and stressing about something they can do nothing about.

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