Do You Have Gluten Sensitivity?
Do you suffer from allergies? Or digestive issues (constipation, gas, bloating or diarrhea), joint pain, skin rashes, asthma, excess weight, depression or brain fog?
Maybe you are gluten sensitive or gluten Intolerant?
I remember when I first learned that I had gluten sensitivities. When I removed gluten from my diet, the bloating, tiredness and fogging thinking went away within days.
These days we are hearing more and more about people with severe gluten allergies, or celiac disease. Do you know someone that has celiac disease?
Do you know what Gluten is?
Not really? Well you’re not alone, watch this hilarious video from the US TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live highlighted, the public is really doesn’t know what gluten is?Well
Well we know what food Gluten is in, So what is Gluten?
Gluten (from Latin gluten, “glue“) is a protein composite found in wheat and other related grains Gluten is actually composed of two different proteins: gliadin (a prolamin protein) and glutenin (a glutelin protein).
That is correct, gluten is a type of protein naturally found in wheat (including spelt, kamut, bulgur, barley, rye, cereals and even salad dressings, seasoning mixes and loads more. Great article here
Why is gluten bad?
Gluten isn’t really that bad, unless you are gluten-intolerant, celiac disease, When someone with celiac disease consumes gluten, it triggers an immune response that damages their intestines, your body produces an abnormal immune response when it breaks down the gluten from wheat and other gluten grains during digestion, preventing them from absorbing vital nutrients. As a result the protective lining of the small intestine becomes compromised, potentially leading to ‘leaky gut’ and a endless amount of other symptoms.
What to eat on a gluten free diet?
A lot of people who go gluten-free focus on what they can’t eat, I believe in crowding out and upgrading which is important to emphasize what you do eat for complete nutrition value. Seek out some and try some superfoods, you’ll also be embracing a wide variety of nutrients that will help you look and feel your best.
Add some fresh veggies and fruits, bone broth, beans, lentils, and nuts are also gluten-free, so if you used to nibble on crackers, cakes and cookies, trade them for wholesome snacks, like veggies with hummus, berries with nuts, or yogurt try roasting kale or chickpeas.
If you love a side dish of pasta, replace it Jen’s Noodles they are gluten free and safe for people with celiac disease.