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What does it mean to be gluten free today?
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Gluten-free for me is a way of life. It’s nothing to complain about. I’m not missing anything. I am absolutely happy without gluten in my life…But it took some time. I will be honest here. It didn’t come easy.
Being gluten free for my whole family is different. My kids will sometimes want to be like other kids and eat that pizza at birthday parties. They would sometimes be upset when everyone would eat birthday cake but they can’t.
So I learned to bring gluten-free cookies and gluten-free pretzels to every party we go to. And sometimes that even makes my kids more popular than others. All of a sudden everyone wants their gluten-free pretzels. Go figure…
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Gluten-free is now your way of living. Just like with anything else people get used to things. We adopt. And now it’s so easy to get used to gluten-free life. There’s just so much gluten-free stuff available on the market.
Sales of gluten free foods increased so much in the past few years.
Is it a popular trend or a healthy way of living?
Well, to me going gluten-free was a way to get better.
But I want you to know that it takes time to feel health improvements after you start living without gluten. Don’t expect to feel better the next day!
And if you are not 100% gluten-free, then you shouldn’t even expect big health improvements. It is just like being pregnant. You can’t just be a little pregnant, right?
Healing of the gut lining takes time. And you should be very patient. It’s worth waiting. One day you will thank me.
More and more people choose gluten-free life for certain medical conditions like Crohn’s disease, IBS, IBDs, Ulcerative colitis, Acid Reflux and many more.
More and more people choose to live gluten free because they heard about it from a celebrity on TV.
More people choose to adopt gluten-free life because they have to, like with Celiac disease or Sprue. This would be the only treatment for Celiacs.
Being gluten-free is not easy in the beginning. You don’t realize that there’s lots of hidden gluten in the fast food or even decent restaurants.
There’s even gluten in shampoos, creams, powders and lipsticks.
A client of mine with severe gluten intolerance had problems until his wife changed everything to gluten free including her lipstick. There are varieties of gluten free lipsticks available now.
I even get my kids gluten-free shampoo because the one we used before had wheat protein in it and my kids were reacting to it.
More health oriented people would jump on this wagon because they believe gluten-free change will improve their health. And they are not wrong. They may well argue that is a more diverse and sustainable diet for maintaining good health in the long term.
So if you’ve never tried grains such as quinoa, buckwheat, millet, amaranth, brown rice or bean flours, you may be pleasantly surprised by the taste. You should seriously consider trying some of these healthy gluten free grains.
For those who are still not convinced, please try making an easy quinoa dish:
1)Boil some water and pour it in the pot with quinoa. Proportion 1:2.
2)After boiling, reduce heat. Cook for 5-6 min on high heat, 5-6 min on medium and 5-6 minutes on low heat. Turn off the heat.
3)Add 1 to 2 tablespoonfuls of extra-virgin organic coconut oil mix and let it cool. I like a company called Nutiva for my coconut oil.
You may want to add some organic Marinara sauce or Tomato and Basil sauce on top.
Most of my clients love easy gluten-free meals. This is one of the favorite ones.
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As far as making easy gluten-free meals, think “grain less”. Eating grain less is the healthy way of eating.Tips for Easy Gluten-Free Meals
If your kids are resisting, you could be nice and make them a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with gluten free bread. Try to use only organic ingredients. Don’t make it a habit. Only once in a while, please.
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Gluten-free protein shakes make your easy breakfast choices. I like mine with organic, frozen, wild blueberries, ground flax seeds, raw eggs, flax seed oil, almond milk and Design for Health dairy free protein mix.
I wish you great health!!!