Every once in a while, a new diet emerges and takes the world by storm. From Atkins to Paleo Diets and everything in between, we’ve seen it all.
One of the world’s most famous diets is the Gluten Free diet, which focuses on cutting out on all food items containing gluten or traces of it, like bread, bulgur, couscous, and many more ingredients.
But what is Gluten?
Gluten is the general name for two proteins (gluten and gliadin), present in wheat, rye and barley. As the name implies, these proteins act as a glue holding food together to maintain it is the protein that gives these products their elasticity.
Many people follow a Gluten Free diet to shed some extra pounds, or increase energy levels. However, there are no documented studies confirming that omitting Gluten leads to weight loss.
It can, however, make individuals put more thought into the food they are consuming, and encourage them to eat more natural food and avoid packaged and processed products, which in itself can lead to weight loss.
A Gluten Free Lifestyle might be the choice for some people, however, for patients with Celiac disease, it is not an option.
This autoimmune disease; where the ingestion of Gluten can lead to serious damage to the small intestine, requires a strict Gluten Free Diet to avoid undesirable health complications.
Surprisingly the Gluten Free Diet is not as restricted as it seems. In actual fact wide variety of foods are included I the diet; such as fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry and fish.
However, restricting or omitting gluten from your diet could potentially lead to deficiencies in fibers and vitamins. Therefore, it is vital for anyone following a strict Gluten Free Diet to incorporate as many nutrient-dense foods as possible, to avoid any undesirable results.
With the rising popularity of this diet, Gluten Free alternatives are now easily accessible to everyone, like Perfetto’s Gluten Free Pasta.
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