To Gluten or Not to Gluten?

Gluten Free?

What does that all mean?
A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley & rye.

The University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research states that 18 million people, or 6 percent of the U.S. population, has a gluten sensitivity.

What are the benefits of eating gluten free?
It benefits involve digestion, neurological, inflammation and even help with energy levels. According the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, people with gluten sensitivities report that eating gluten causes headaches, foggy thinking, ADHD-like symptoms and even depression.

What food should I avoid?
Beer, Breads, pastas, cakes, cookies, muffins, donuts, crackers, beer, chips and the list goes on. But the amazing thing is that there are SO many fabulous products that are gluten free now and you can enjoy the pasta, rice and crackers that are gluten free.

What Gluten Free Ideas do I love?

I love rice. I mix it with my chicken casserole and use rice with a ton of dishes. Lundberg Organic and Whole Grain Gluten-free rice is my absolute favorite! It’s yummy, flavorful and organic. All the things I love.

Lundberg Family Farms® Rice

Lundberg Family Farms® Rice

Looking for a great snack on the go you can bring anywhere? Try Bumble Bar! They have Chocolate, Hazelnut & Even Fruit Inspired Bars!

Paradise Pineapple Bumble Bar

Paradise Pineapple Bumble Bar

Looking for a Sweet Gluten free snack?

How about Taffy! Yummy Taffy from Taffy Shop! They have candy corn, S’mores & even red velvet cake flavors!

Taffy Shop

Taffy Shop

Gluten Free items are becoming more common in food establishments across the globe! There are also amazing gluten free shops popping up everywhere! One of our local ones, OMG It’s Gluten Free is delicious & has brownies to die for!

OMG It's Gluten Free Blueberry Muffin

OMG It’s Gluten Free Blueberry Muffin

Reference Links:
http://www.massgeneral.org/children/services/treatmentprograms.aspx?id=1723
http://www.celiaccentral.org/non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity/testing-and-diagnosis/

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2 Responses to To Gluten or Not to Gluten?

  1. Cathleen says:

    Very interesting article. ….thank you.

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