Is going Gluten-free for you?

Many people can benefit from going gluten-free. Those with Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or autoimmune conditions reap the most benefits

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!

Often when you replace key gluten-containing foods such as bread, pasta, cakes, biscuits and other processed foods with processed, gluten-free versions of the same type of food, your body actually gets less nutrition!

Many of the gluten-free alternatives in supermarkets are full of unhealthy ingredients such as:

  • Extra sugar,
  • hydrogenated fats,
  • trans fats,
  • flavours, preservatives, emulsifiers and more

These are needed to try to be like 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

 

Replace some of your favourites with these gluten-free varieties:

Cous Cous/Farro:

Polenta, 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 polenta, almond meal, quinoa flour, buckwheat flour, brown rice flour, sorghum flour