Why Go Gluten-Free?
Most foods we eat contain a certain protein called gluten which can be very damaging to our bodies. Gluten is highly inflammatory for many people, and is linked to several symptoms such as digestion problems, exhaustion, inflammation, and even anxiety. This disease is common in both children and adults.
Gluten has existed in our diets for thousands of years, but the problem is that gluten has been genetically modified to become 5 times its original size in order to make the pastry tastier.
This new gluten molecule is what causes these symptoms, and if you suffer from these symptoms, it might be that you're allergic to gluten.
Researches say that everyone might be sensitive to gluten to some degree. It is also reported by many that they feel better and clearer after eliminating gluten from their diet.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. It's hidden in pizza, pasta, bread, wraps, rolls, and most processed foods. Gluten is a part of all our diets. It's what helps dough rise and give it that delicious chewy texture.
Don't treat the symptoms of gluten though by looking for remedies for your headaches or your digestion problems. Instead, you should directly treat gluten. You should try eliminating gluten from your diet for at least three weeks, if not longer, then reintroducing it into your diet again to observe changes.
So which foods DON'T include gluten?
There are many healthy and delicious options out there which fall under gluten-free, from fruits and vegetables, to meat and poultry, fish and seafood, dairy, beans, legumes, and nuts.
It's best to go for chemical-free when it comes to these options for better results as there are speculations that there might be a link between genetically modified foods and gluten sensitivity.
For a range of gluten-free foods and products, explore our gluten-free section here.
- NGS Team