The oat is Franjo’s Kitchen main galactagogue ingredient that helps to promote breast milk production.
Oats possess some amazing health properties in addition to being a super galactogoue. They are high in fibre, B vitamins, manganese, phosphorous and magnesium, they are seen as a ‘nourishing’ grain and also a ‘carminative’ in the herbal world.
Studies have also shown that oats assist in appetite control (they are a low glycaemic whole grain and help keep you fuller for longer) and weight loss/maintenance. They contain natural phytochemicals (plant chemicals) that improve the immune system defences, they may reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes, lower blood pressure, help to lower cholesterol and of course as we all know they are super doper natural laxative*. Nothing better than when your tummy is happy!
TANKER TOPPERS LACTATION COOKIES – are wheat free but not technically ‘gluten free’.
In Australia due to cross contamination with gluten containing grains we technically can’t classify oats as ‘gluten free’ & therefore we cannot call our Tanker’s ‘gluten free’. They are however totally wheat free and do not contain any other gluten containing ingredients. Buckwheat flour is one of our other main ingredients but it has no relation to wheat or any gluten containing grain at all. Buckwheat is actually a ‘seed’.
So, if you are a true ‘coeliac’ we would recommend you wait until we have developed our ‘gluten free’ tanker. If you are ‘gluten sensitive’ or ‘intolerant’ to wheat then our tankers should be ok for you to enjoy and reap the rewards of.
Jo, the naturopath (.)(.)