Benefits of Being Gluten Free
I am sure everyone has heard of a gluten free diet before but do any of you know what the benefits are? I didn’t until I did a little bit of research on the subject. First of all let’s kick this post off by explaining what gluten is. Gluten is a protein that is prevalent in wheat, barley and rye. Essentially gluten is everywhere!
As I understand it the main benefit of adopting a gluten free diet (by a healthy individual) is weight loss. Losing weight requires that you burn more calories than you consume. Wheat products are typically the primary source of calorie intake for most people. So, by adopting a gluten-free diet and eliminating foods such as crackers, breads, cereals, pasta and worst of all beer, you immediately reduce the amount of calories you consume and in turn increase the likelihood of losing weight.
While researching what exactly a gluten free diet entails I learned that some people may have what is known as a gluten intolerance. Symptoms of a gluten intolerance include bloating, gas, headaches, poor concentration and irritability. However, It should be noted that these symptoms do not solely pertain to a gluten intolerance, there may be many causes of such symptoms. If you exhibit these symptoms and feel like you may have a gluten intolerance consult your physician before taking any action.
The one con or downfall that kept presenting itself during my research was that adopting a gluten free diet is a tad bit tedious and may be trying a times. You may find difficulty finding restaurants that accommodate a gluten free diet. Also, gluten free baking requires special flours and thickeners, which can be costly. If you are gluten intolerant and are required to avoid gluten at all costs, it is a feasible task but requires planning and dedication (as does anything really).
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