Monday, 1 August 2011


Gluten-free diet

You've probably heard about the new trend called the scheme "gluten free". People try this new style of food for many reasons, but do you really know?Gluten-free diet can actually help you manage or control a chronic illness. As a dietitian, I observed that the gluten-free diet can help people overcome chronic pain, fibromyalgia, eczema, autism, anxiety and problems with blood sugar and body's resistance to weight loss.

Eliminate gluten

How to eliminate gluten from your diet to prevent health problems? Getting rid of gluten-free is equivalent to cutting the vast majority of junk food, processed foods, most of which are toxic, increase your blood sugar and promotes inflammation. So this means that cutting the gluten, you can also cut most of the toxic food ingredients like food colorings, preservatives, hydrogenated fats and MSG. So you will not need to ask you to purchase another commercial pasta or pizza, cookies cheap, cakes, muffins or even some "health foods" such as tofu sausages, because These products all contain a significant amount of gluten. Remove these harmful products from your diet means you will make room for nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and natural proteins, which, consumed in the right proportions, will improve your health.

Origin of gluten

You might wonder what is the origin of gluten and why it can be harmful for you. Gluten is a protein that comes from grains such as wheat, oats, rye and barley. The most problematic source of gluten is wheat. Because it is a protein that promotes inflammation, gluten can cause or aggravate existing inflammation in your body, causing pain and other types of "dis-ease."
It may seem unlikely that a health food like wheat can be bad for you. Well, consider this: consider the last time you prepared a bowl of wheat. The result may be "never." Why? Well, in my opinion is that you can not eat wheat as it is. To break it down into a form that we can digest, it must be highly processed, ground, milled and baked. Not as natural as it seems, is not it?

I can tell you this: wheat is a health food used excessively in the last three decades. Although I advise most people to eat whole wheat bread, wheat crackers and sometimes whole wheat pasta, they are not healthier. In my personal life and with my clients, I removed all gluten from the diet and its results speak for themselves: less pain, weight loss, improved digestion, better skin condition, increased energy and brain function. Results vary according to each person but almost everyone can get the benefits you want to remove gluten from their diet.

Where to start

If you want to try living without gluten, but do not know where to start, here are some tips. For cereals and starchy foods, stick to unprocessed whole grains such as brown rice and wild quinoa (my favorite!), Sweet potatoes and squash. Eat lots of raw or cooked vegetables and sprinkle with garlic, fresh herbs, olive oil and sea salt. Include all the colors of fruit, avocado, natural oils and nuts every day. And do not stick to meats and cheeses fresh and natural unprocessed.
If you need to include processed foods in your diet to meet your needs or for convenience, use of foods such as cereals, biscuits, bread or flour labeled "gluten free". In conclusion, eating gluten-free is a trend that will not go away. Given that we are more concerned about our health and food standards are changing, farmers will need to find alternative crops. If you have not tried it yet, then give yourself a chance to make a gluten-free diet to your menu every day, you have nothing to lose, perhaps less inflammation, pain and a few pounds ... less.