Gluten is a sticky protein found in wheat, rye, barley and other grains.
It’s consistency is like glue (yuk)… SO it makes bread dough elastic, absorbent and keeps in moisture and gasses so that the bread dough will puff up and rise…
It has been proven that MANY people are sensitive to gluten – and they don’t even know it!
Mainly because they don’t have a severe reaction like someone with an allergy to gluten would… so it goes undiagnosed and unnoticed for years and years, causing silent inflammation in the body.
An acute gluten intolerance is known as Celiac Disease. In this case, the gluten damages the lining of the small intestine, impairing the sacred body vessel’s ability to absorb sufficient nutrients from food. The result can be devastating … untreated Celiac patients usually looks like they’re suffering from malnutrition – which is exactly what’s happening.
Sugar Free Goddess believes that everyone can benefit from avoiding gluten, as glutinous foods are notoriously low in nutrition and high in starches that break down to SUGAR in the body… therefore causing inevitable weight gain and dis-ease.
Here Are Some Common Foods That Contain Gluten:
- Packaged cereals
- Baked Goods
- Processed Food
- Seitan (vegetarian fake meat)
- And More!
Just one more excellent reason to avoid all processed food!
Gluten has been reported to have a morphine-like effect for some which may explain part of the proven addictive properties of processed junk foods. Between gluten and sugar… it’s no wonder we have a processed food addicted world…
For optimal health and vitality, I recommend you ditch gluten and sugar… and the easiest way to do that is to eat whole foods made in nature – By the way…
Did you know that Sugar Free Goddess has oodles of gluten free and sugar free recipes waiting for you behind the hot pink velvet curtain (hint hint).
Your health is your WEALTH!