Thursday, January 2, 2014

Going Gluten Free to Promote Health

Gluten Free Recipes
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What is Gluten?
What does it mean to be "Gluten Free"? Essentially it means to have a diet consisting of no gluten. Gluten is a protein that one will find in wheat, barley, and rye as well as triticale (triticale is a combination of wheat & rye). The main ingredients to steer clear of on food and drink products are:

  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Rye
  • Triticale
  • Spelt
  • Semolina
  • Kamut
  • Bulgur
  • Durum Flour
  • Graham flour
It's a good idea to keep a list with you at all times - especially when first starting out and grocery shopping. 

Who can benefit from going Gluten Free?
Being gluten-free can be beneficial for many people. The most important benefits come to those who suffer from Celiac Disease. (Celiac Disease is a disorder in the small intestine.) Being gluten-free also promotes a healthier living style to those who just want to eat better. 

Eating For Health
No matter what your reason is for choosing to live gluten-free, please know that you do not have to sacrifice taste. There are plenty of trusted and enjoyable recipes out there. Going gluten-free is becoming more popular over the years and even the big name food companies are making new products that are certified gluten-free. It doesn't take too much time and effort to find something great tasting & gluten-free to make for your family and friends. Just by doing a simple search on gluten-free salads that use tuna you may find something like these gluten free recipes.

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