“ Oh , you don’t eat gluten? You poor thing . So what do you eat?” Inspired by conversations I had last Saturday night over dinner with some friends , I wanted to share with you how absolutely not- miserable you can be when eating gluten free
There’s plenty of research showing how harmful gluten can be and how that can manifest in various ways ( not only in obvious physical disorders but it’s also being linked to neurological and mental issues).
There are others which claim it is not case and gluten free diet is just a fad.
Either way I did chose not to eat gluten and since I did I have been feeling much better . It’s not my goal to convince you to do the same and if you consume gluten and are happy- good for you👍🏻
But if you were advised by a doctor to go gluten free or just chose to do so and are afraid that you’ll be starving all the time , have no fear😉
Nature has given us a wide variety of foods and things which we make foods of.
SOURCES OF GLUTEN?
All you’ll be getting rid of when going gluten free is wheat, barley, rye, malt, brewer’s yeast and oats.
Non-contaminated, pure oats are gluten-free. The main problem with oats in gluten-free is contamination. Most commercial oats are processed in facilities that also process wheat, barley, and rye therefore contamination occurs. You need to look for oats marked as gluten-free .
Watch out for flavoured nuts and chips (the seasoning often contains gluten), energy bars (with non-gluten-free oats), creamy soups (flour may be used as a thickener), candy, salad dressings, marinades and soy sauce. If you’re vegetarian, stay away from seitan, which is wheat gluten.
SO WHAT AM I TO EAT???????
Vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, nuts, seeds, gluten free grains and bread, pasta, pastry, cakes made of gluten free flours.
WHAT ARE THE GLUTEN FREE GRAINS?
-cornmeal ( not corn starch)
WHAT ARE THE GLUTEN FREE FLOURS?
– any made of the grains above
– coconut flours ( my favourite)
Plenty of choices!
Some gluten free recipes to come.