Gluten-Free: It’s Everywhere
What’s With the Sudden Hype in Gluten?
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and – if you read the labels – almost everything else!
Being gluten-sensitive or gluten-intolerant is getting more and more acceptable in today’s society. We understand people have Celiac Disease and other forms of gluten issues, but if you don’t fall under any of those categories, is it worth it to cut gluten out of your diet?
Adopting a gluten-free lifestyle does have its benefits. By not being able to eat gluten, you are forced to turn to a more plant, fruit, and vegetable-based diet. You also have to read labels to make sure you’re being healthy to your own body. Many gluten-free products – the same products which normally do have gluten – are overly processed and filled with little nutritional value. This leads you to eat the same poor foods which are completely devoid of nutritional value (in other words, empty calories).
Plain and simple, listen to your body. If you’ve heard cutting gluten out of your diet may be beneficial to you and some health problems you may have, feel free to try it. Although reality is, it’s not a guarantee your health will improve, especially considering how differently everyone’s body reacts.