Dr. William Davis publishes a limited selection of wheat-free recipes on his blog at WheatBellyBlog.com. He also publishes a cookbook with 200 wheat-free recipes called "Wheat Belly 30-Minute (or less!) Cookbook," which is available through select brick-and-mortar bookstores and online booksellers.Continue Reading
In his best-selling book, "Wheat Belly," Dr. Davis urges people to eliminate wheat and other grains from their diets to reduce blood sugar spikes, bloating and food cravings. Blood sugar spikes contribute to the development of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cataracts and arthritis. While calorie-reduction and weight-loss are not the primary objectives of the diet, Dr. Davis claims that a majority of people who remove wheat and other grains lose a significant amount of weight.
Many Wheat Belly recipes use nut flours, seed meals or ground legumes to replace the grain flours. Dr. Davis directs his readers to avoid processed foods and replace them with lean meats, fish, eggs and fresh produce, as well as plant-based oils, seeds and nuts. He specifically discourages people from buying foods marketed under the gluten-free label due to the negative affect of high-glycemic index ingredients, such as rice, tapioca and potato starch.
Dr. Oz also posts some diet recipes on his website. Readers can find several approved Wheat Belly recipes by entering "wheat belly" into the search window in the Oz's Kitchen section of DoctorOz.com.Learn more about Nutrition & Diets