Does Cutting Out Gluten Really Make You Feel Better?
Many people can benefit from going gluten-free. Those with Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or autoimmune conditions reap the most benefits, but what about everyone else? Is gluten really so bad?
There are many ways that going gluten-free can help you feel lighter, gain more energy, improve the appearance of your skin, support your digestive health, and help you lose pounds. But it’s not just cutting gluten that does all of this!
When you replace key gluten-containing foods such as bread, pasta, cakes, cookies and other processed foods with processed, gluten-free versions of the same type of food, your body actually gets less nutrition!
So many of the gluten-free alternatives in supermarkets are full of unhealthy ingredients such as extra sugar, hydrogenated fats, trans fats, flavors, preservatives, emulsifiers and more just to try and mimic the gluten-containing versions. So in reality, you’re avoiding gluten, but consuming ingredients that are far worse for your health!
If you have to go gluten-free for health reasons, or you simply feel better for it, boost your health and avoid the gluten by choosing naturally gluten-free options!
All of these wholesome foods are naturally gluten free:
- Fresh vegetables
- Fresh fruit
- Meat/eggs/beans/lentils and other legumes
- Nuts and Seeds
- Fats and Oils
But we’re only human so of course we’re going to want to eat some of our old favorites! That’s where a little creativity and prep time come into play.
Replace some of your favorites with these gluten-free varieties:
- Cous Cous/Farro - Rice, Quinoa, Wild Rice, Buckwheat groats, Millet, Amaranth
- Wheat Pasta - Zucchini noodles, Root Vegetable noodles, Kelp noodles, Quinoa pasta, Bean/Lentil pasta
- Bread/flours - Homemade bread made from almond meal, quinoa flour, buckwheat flour, brown rice flour, sorghum flour
We have plenty of healthy gluten-free recipes available on our site if you need inspiration. It’s a simple as starting with a basic recipe, and tweaking the flavors and ingredients to suit your needs.
Why not try these delicious, gluten-free dishes?
3 no-fuss dinners in less than 15 minutes!
Homemade Falafels with Quinoa Tabbouleh
Coconut and Vanilla Slice
How Do You Do Gluten Free?
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