more on being gluten-free
Last week I mentioned that the majority of gluten products are bread (or similar). I want to talk about that for a bit…
If you have to have bread, there are some brands that offer gluten-free solutions. Udi's is one example. The bread tastes good, but is a bit on the crumbly side. It works better toasted and the cinnamon-raisin variety is my favorite. Also, they have a line of desserts that are pretty tasty without having to contain a lot of sugar.
In the grand scheme of things, we really don't need to eat a lot of grains in out diet. Especially children. In fact, over-consumption of grains by children has contributed to the increase of full type two diabetes in kids 15 and under. (more on that in another blog)
There are good reasons for adults to become gluten-free as well. For example, if you have a gluten allergy, you may not even know it. One indication for me was lactose intolerance. It seems there is a correlation between the two (I'll deliver more information on this in another blog).
Another reason is that gluten can cause inflammation in your body. What is inflammation? Think of your internal organs getting hit with a toxin that causes impairment of their functions. This causes them to work harder and they swell as a result. In turn, the inflammation can cause all sorts of medical problems, including hypertension.
Some studies indicate that gluten allergies in infants and children can lead to learning disabilities, health issues, and behavioral problems. Limiting or eliminating gluten from your diet is a major step toward better health.
More to come…
peace and love,