FIND FABULOUS GLUTEN-FREE FOODS

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IDENTIFY FABULOUS GLUTEN-FREE FOODS

 Learn to recognize and identify wholesome gluten-free foods!   Do you understand what nourishes you?     So many of us are concerned with

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  • weight,
  • dieting,
  • overeating,
  • comfort eating,
  • binge eating,
  • emotional eating, and
  • body-imaging concerns

we have forgotten to think about our nourishment and this is the cause of much suffering.

Learn to notice the foods that give you energy and the people who are fun to be around. Look out for music, events, situations and people that help give you energy rather than suck it right out of you.

If you have been diagnosed with Celiac disease you are already aware of the dangers of Gluten in your diet and can easily identify wholesome gluten-free foods.   However many of us have developed sensitivity to this protein in wheat and other grains without being aware of it.   We then don’t recognize and can be confused by odd symptoms that manifest…i.e. bloating, inflammation, constipation, diarrhoea, cramps and even arthritis.

 

TIP… PACKAGED FOODS   BEWARE!

And just when you thought life was getting easier with so many products being labeled ‘Gluten-Free‘ our grocery store shelves are becoming lined with foods loaded with tapioca, rice, corn and sugar.   These starches elevate blood sugar levels through the roof, contributing to increased belly fat, heart disease and arthritis…

This way of eating is lifelong.  It really is an eating lifestyle—and cheating isn’t an option: even eating a tiny amount of gluten can damage the small intestine of those who are sensitive. But the good news is that, for many people, following this diet will stop symptoms, heal existing intestinal damage and prevent further damage. Improvements begin within days of starting the diet, and the small intestine is usually completely healed in three to six months for children and young adults, and within two years for older adults. You may like to see your medical professional to determine if you need to introduce more fiber and vitamins from other sources.

I don’t use the word ‘restriction’ when talking about eating Gluten-Free because that use is a negative approach and when I eat Gluten-Free foods I’m happy, my gut is extremely happy, I feel healthy without abdominal bloating and I have a zest for life. Where is the negative in that?

So, what have you got to lose?   If you’re serious about your health and want to eliminate stubborn symptoms that have not responded to traditional medicine, you would be wise to research further into gluten sensitivity and identify wholesome gluten-free foods.

 

What Should You Know About Going Gluten-Free?

  • That going Gluten-Free is NOT the immediate answer to your weight loss issues!
  • That going Gluten-Free can be a problem only if you allow it to be a problem!
  • That going Gluten-Free may not be necessary for you if you’ve not been diagnosed with Celiac’s disease or if you’re not Gluten Intolerant/Sensitive!
  • That going Gluten-Free may be easier than you think!

 

If you are Celiac then it is imperative you remain Gluten-Free, not only to protect the small intestine but also to stop those often debilitating symptoms.

The most common of these in adults may include:

  1.  Anaemia.
  2.  Bloating and flatulence.
  3.  Diarrhoea or constipation.
  4.  Fatigue, weakness and lethargy.
  5.  Nausea and vomiting.
  6.  Stomach cramps.
  7. Weight loss – although weight gain is possible.

In order to identify wholesome gluten-free foods, apart from the obvious sources of gluten – bread, cakes, cookies, pasta made from wheat flour – you will need to look further.   For example beer, some medicines, many sauces and even some cosmetics may contain gluten. All wheat and wheat products contain gluten and are often used as stabilizers or food enhancers.   It is very important you learn to read food labels carefully as they may not mention the word ‘Gluten’ at all. Many of the breads, cakes and cookies on our Supermarket have been overly processed and therefore contain very little nutritional value.   These foods need only be included in your regime occasionally.

 TIP… BREAKING NEWS!

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration’s (USA) Gluten-Free Labeling Rule went into effect so it will be easier to correctly identify Gluten-Free products.

Not all grains contain Gluten!   You have lots of gluten-free options including Quinoa, Millet and Buckwheat.   Giving the heave-ho to refined carbohydrates like cookies and pasta and heavily processed foods in general is not only a good option for your health but also seriously cuts your carbohydrate intake which is super news for your waistline.

 

As seen on   Amazon     About.com   LIVESTRONG   Women’s Health:

  1. Many of our wheat crops (USA) are Genetically Modified – GMO…

It is worrying that we are consuming GMO foods when there is no long-term research to prove they are safe for humans.   Crops have been modified with chemicals and foreign genes that may increase inflammation in our body and potentially turn off our fat-burning switch.

  1. Most foods containing gluten are stripped of their nutrients…

Breads and pasta in your grocery store are heavily processed so they contain very few nutrients. Food companies often advertise added vitamins but in reality these make little nutritional difference to the product because of that processing’s damage.

  1. Some people can develop a gluten intolerance due to side effects…

Wheat is one of the top eight allergens, and millions of people have sensitivity or are allergic to wheat. The symptoms are frustrating and can include; hay fever, inflammation, cramps, bloating and constipation.

 

Take control of your diet and be on your way to a happy, healthy life.

 

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