A healthy, well balanced diet is the best option for anyone. Just because you’ve cut out gluten doesn’t mean you no longer have to worry about calories, sodium and fat in the other foods you’re eating.
Gluten is a protein found in barley, rye and wheat. It’s what gives food its elasticity. As awareness has grown regarding Celiac and gluten intolerance so has the occurrence of gluten free products on the market. This makes a gluten free diet as easy to follow as a regular grain diet. However, you may find that gluten free products are a lot more expensive.
When choosing to follow a gluten free diet remember to create a healthy diet with a good balance of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. Protein can come from lean red meat, chicken, fish, eggs or beans which are all gluten free. Fruit and vegetables contain no gluten and should be eaten daily. Not all grains contain gluten so you don’t have to cut out grain all together. You will be able to eat brown rice, wild rice, qu…
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