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How to Save Money on Gluten Free Food

Some of the mainstream foods that people crave for are pizza, burgers, breads, cookies and cereals. Now manufacturers have created this food gluten free and these foods are readily edible and do not require cooking or heating.

There have been notions going around that gluten-free stuff are quite pricier than their regular counterparts. Are they, though? Here’s a video that will give you some insights on how to save money while on a Gluten-Free lifestyle.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - March 26, 2014 at 4:13 pm

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A Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Diet

Gluten-free products are normally perceived as low-carb because of the absence of wheat flour. True, wheat flour is a natural source of carbohydrates, but gluten-free foods oftentimes contain ingredients other than flour that are equally high or even higher in carbohydrates.

Say, a gluten-free dish contains rice flour which often don’t contain gluten. However, rice flour still contains carbohydrates, especially white rice flour which is known for its high carbohydrate contents.

Nowadays, celiac disease patients can prove that a low-carb diet is no longer incompatible with gluten-free diet. A lot of products that are both low-carb and gluten-free are now marketed.

Those who have never heard of this splendid thing may want to look for quality brands that offer this kind of products while making sure they are still providing sufficient nutrients such as fiber and iron.

A variety of scrumptious gluten-free foods are now available so individuals with gluten-sensitivity can now enjoy their food without feeling deprived. Before, figure-conscious people who go on a special diet have troubles maintaining their weights. Now they need not worry, they just have to shop around and look for quality brands to make sure, while keeping in mind to always analyze the content of everything they purchase.

People who are affected with food sensitivities, particularly gluten sensitivity, almost always find it frustrating not being able to eat every food they want. But the upside is, they get to watch their figures since the market today offers an array of low-carb gluten-free products. Simply put, they stay away from being sick and maintain an ideal weight while at it.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - March 24, 2014 at 8:29 am

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Gluten-Free Licorice

Indeed, licorice candies are such sweet treats you just can’t get enough of it especially when your sweet tooth kicks in. However, that may not be the case for people with gluten sensitivity. But fret not, there are tons of gluten-free licorice available in the market. The question is, how do you make sure the licorice candy you have in hand is gluten-free?

Normally, if a product contains gluten, it will reflect on the packaging. So be sure you get to read the label first before purchasing. Wheat basically contains gluten, and it has been used for several licorice candies for quite a while now. If ever in doubt, try to look for the contact number or the website of the manufacturer on the package.

Also, be certain that the product is not manufactured together with others that contain gluten as it may be contaminated. Just because the amount of gluten present in the contaminated product is little doesn’t mean it would not cause any problem. It will, especially to the ones who have very high gluten sensitivity. Just to be on the safe side, make sure that the candy is processed in a factory dedicated to gluten free products alone.

Since the world is getting all digital now, if you’re having a hard time find licorice candies that are gluten-free, why not go online and look around over the Internet? The awareness of gluten intolerance and Celiac disease is spreading and it sure has expanded its horizon, so most manufacturers today are seeing to it that their products have gluten-free equivalents.

Heed these tips and you will still be able to enjoy you sweet little candy without the trouble gluten brings.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - March 18, 2014 at 4:12 pm

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How to Cook Teff | Bob’s Red Mill

Teff is the chief ingredient in the Ethiopian and Eritrean engera. What is engera, you may ask. It is a flat sour-like fermented pancake that is used with “wot”, a stew made with spices, meats, lentils, beans and split peas. Teff is a small grain, round in shape, khaki-colored and looks like millet. Teff is so small, the smallest in the world actually, it’s always nowhere to be found after harvesting and threshing process.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - March 18, 2014 at 8:20 am

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Can One Steer Clear Of Gluten For Good?

Growing up, no wonder if you’re exposed to a wide array of food choices. Among those food choices we have come to love and hate, our favorites surely emerged. Then, at some point, you find out that something in list of your favorites of yours are causing you so much trouble, they made you physically ill after eating them. Unfortunately, those are the favorites that you love to love. How do you deal with it?

When dies it being talked about, we always stumble upon something that has “Moderation is key” written all over it. When you steer clear of processed food, you also higher the chances of steering clear of gluten. Always make sure that you prepare your own meal, so you know what’s in your food. Yes, even with the morning rush, try to make time for! After all, you don’t want to go back home and waste all your time on the toilet just because you had a crappy gluten-filled breakfast, do you? You can still have your bread or crackers, considering they are composed of grains such as amaranth, quinoa, rice or millet.

Be it gluten-free or not, organic food, in replacement of processed food, is good news. But it’s always best if you consult with your doctor first before going for any kind of diet, especially when you have certain food intolerances that have a very big effect on your life.

Gluten sucks and it’s a menace to those who have gluten allergies, intolerances, and most particularly those with Celiac disease. If you’re fortunate enough to not have such sensitive reactions to certain foods, you can still enjoy some gluten. But it’s suggested that you steer clear of gluten, even for just a little while, and see the wonderful effects. Just give it a try.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - March 11, 2014 at 8:05 am

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Dairy, Sugar, and Gluten-Free

We know all too well that your choice of food plays a primary part in staying healthy. However, food allergies and sensitivities hold some people back from these food choices.

To the individuals who are affected by this ailment, it can such a bummer when our freedom of choice in food is practically limited

But recent studies have shown that there are many benefits you can reap from removing common allergens such as dairy, processed sugar, and gluten from your diet.

The occurrence of diabetes, celiac disease, and other food sensitivities has been noticeably rising over the past few years. Here are some reasons why you should try living a dairy, sugar, and gluten free lifestyle.

First and foremost, you get to boost your lost energy back up. Majority of the people who have resorted to this kind of lifestyle reportedly gained their liveliness back. This is mainly because with this kind of lifestyle, you are very particular with the food you choose and prefer those that sustain your energy levels and prevent you from energy fluctuations.

Furthermore, you get to restore your digestive system after having suffered from poor digestion due to foods that are loaded with allergens and preservatives that are no good to the digestive tract. This kind of diet also paves way for losing unwanted pounds of fat.

You also give your skin a healthy glow when you eat well as skin conditions are a common reaction to food sensitivities. You rid yourselves of all the acne and rashes that are caused by the response of your immune system to the food you eat.

In addition to all those good stuff, when you implement this healthy diet, you enhance your memory and concentration without having stimulants such as caffeine. Choose foods that have high essential fatty acids that are known to boost concentration and memory.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - March 9, 2014 at 4:17 pm

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A Vegetarian to Vegan to Gluten-Free Journey for Health

Typically, a strict gluten-free vegetarian diet has no wheat, oats, barley, rye, or malt flavorings in it. You must also steer clear of baked beans and pasta sauces alike. Vegetarians that are at the same time gluten-allergic or those who have celiac disease usually find it a pain in the neck to get food from restaurants and stores that don’t offer gluten-free vegetarian dishes. Luckily, you can now find a lot of brands that offer a wide range of products that are mighty fine for people who are on the hunt for healthy, gluten-free alternatives.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - March 7, 2014 at 10:25 am

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