Healthy eating: why is mushroom and cauliflower flour better than wheat flour?

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  • Catherine Latham
  • BBC Business Correspondent

Michelle Ruiz and Andrea Schoen co-founded a company

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Michelle Ruiz and Andrea Schoen are the co-founders of Heavy Food.

When Michelle Ruiz’s mother was diagnosed with diabetes in 2020, the Chicago-based chemical engineer set out to improve not only her family’s health, but the health of people as well.

“Foods that contain refined carbohydrates, such as white wheat flour, lead to chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes,” says Ruiz.

Flour is an essential food in our lives, as you say.

“I wanted to help people have a food culture where they can live healthy and long lives.”


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