Spring Reset Cleanse Tip 9: The Gluten Free Bruhaha! Most gluten free bread, cookies, muffins, cake, waffles, pancakes, bagels etc is junk food (don’t hate - it’s yummers, yes I agree). It might not seem obvious tho, as gluten free is currently masquerading as a better alternative to processed wheat flour, but the truth is, it is equally as culprit. Does that mean it’s not a delicious treat every once and awhile?!!! Absolutely not, but don’t fool yourself into thinking it’s a health food; in fact gluten free products are usually packed with sugar, processed potato flour, rice flour, tapioca starch and other refined foods. The good bad news: there are many incredible bakeries here in Vancouver that make whole food breads and bakery items with flours like teff and sprouted brown rice, using minimal potato and tapioca starches for their gluten free items. My favourite is right here in Deep Cove called The Sweet Tooth Cakery. They do, indeed, have treats that I have been known to indulge in (poppyseedlemonloaf), and without pause. However I believe it’s really important to be careful around this gluten free fad, while I agree that heavily processed white flour is the Devil most days (perfection is so boring), I think it’s time we out its cohort, Mr. Gluten Free Beelzebub.