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Gluten-Free Granola

Individuals who been going gluten-free have seen an astounding drop in their levels of cholesterol. That’s why it’s not surprising that some people struggling with cholesterol issues opt to get rid of gluten in their diet.

Diabetics are seeing a remarkable drop in their levels of blood sugar by going gluten-free. There are different kinds of food that have gluten. Eliminating gluten from your diet means eliminating an array of unhealthy foods from your daily diet. That said, once the plan becomes a part of your life, you will notice a dramatic increase in your energy level and of course, and you will become healthier than ever.

Regular workout along with the diet plan aids in being healthier. It helps in better bowel movement, too. People with celiac disease can see outstanding changes in their health by removing gluten from their lives.

The increasing popularity of gluten free diet has offered a platform to the food manufacturers to lean towards the gluten free products and concentrate more on manufacturing of these products.

Granola is one of the most beloved food items in America. With the growing popularity of gluten free products, even the manufacturers of granola are concentrating on this special diet concept and are giving people a healthier and tastier granola to enjoy.

If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease and love granola, gluten free granola is something you can eat to maintain your physical well-being as well as enjoy your food. The main benefit of granola is that it is rich in fiber and gives a fuller feeling for a longer span of time. Thus, it is considered as a perfect snack for the people who are struggling hard to lose weight.

Given that majority of the granola manufacturing companies use natural sweeteners to make the snack, diabetic people can indulge in their favorite gluten free granola to stay energetic all day without consuming artificial sweeteners.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - August 27, 2014 at 8:44 am

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Unprocess Your Diet! Why You Should Go Gluten Free

Wondering why entire grocery store aisles are going gluten-free? Here’s the real story behind the hype! Um, wait. It’s actually not just a hype. While at it, learn how to do the diet right.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - August 21, 2014 at 8:37 am

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Teff, A Nutrient-Packed Grain

More often than not, if you have Celiac disease or suffer from any gluten sensitivity, you already have come across Teff. Never heard? Well, it’s a grain you should be including in your diet. Why? Here it goes.

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. It has been popular with Ethiopians and Eritreans for quite a while now due to its nutritional benefits. It contains about 11% protein, 3% fat, and 80% complex carbohydrates. Essential amino acids, particularly lysine which is lacking in most grain foods, also add up to its nutritional qualities. Teff even has more of those amino acids compared to barley, wheat, and millet.

Other important nutrients Teff has to offer are fiber, iron, calcium, potassium, and other significant minerals. Also, the short fermentation process of making engera paves way spawning a lot more vitamins.

It doesn’t end there. Teff is known for its high content of fiber that it helps in dealing with diabetes since it regulates blood sugar. Albeit the fact that there are practically no studies in regards to the risk and prevalence of diabetes particularly among Ethiopian immigrants in America, scientists in Israel conducted a study among new Ethiopian immigrants and it included comparison of the prevalence rates of diabetes in the new immigrants and those who had been residing in Israel for 2 and a half years to 4.The said study revealed that the new immigrants had lower prevalence rates since those who have been there for years were already exposed to Western diet and lifestyle for a much longer period of time.

Imagine all the nutritional benefits of Teff. Dig further about it and you might just look for it in the groceries any minute from now.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - August 18, 2014 at 8:19 am

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Healthy Breakfast Recipe: How To Make Banana Pancakes | Flourless, Gluten-Free, Low-Fat

Have ripe bananas laying on the kitchen table? Enjoy this quick and easy low-calorie banana breakfast in a snap. Serve this gluten-free (flourless) healthy banana pancakes with maple syrup and please everyone. They might even ask you for more.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - August 14, 2014 at 8:32 am

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Is Your Child Gluten Intolerant?

As we all know, celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where the body cannot process the protein gluten (commonly found in wheat, rye and barely). If you happen to be diagnosed with celiac disease, consuming gluten can bring about intestinal damage, nutritional deficiencies and a host of debilitating symptoms.

Around 1% of the world suffers from celiac disease, but there are countries like the United States where the average seems higher. Is that enough for a gluten revolution to start? Not really. What has really changed people’s attitudes when it comes to gluten is the growing awareness of gluten-sensitivity. It is estimated that as much as 15-20% of the total world population is suffering from some kind of gluten sensitivity or wheat intolerance. This can bring about symptoms like cramps, gas, weight loss, diarrhea and bloating. Over a relatively short period of time, foods like bread, rye, cereals, cakes and beer have begun to be treated with suspicion. Whole food diets have become fashionable. Gluten-free recipes and brands are so popular.

For children specifically, changing a diet can be difficult. For the most part, bread and pasta are big staples in a child’s diet. Anyone who has been diagnosed as an adult is aware how awkward it can be when eating out with other people. It can be even more frustrating for a child who can’t enjoy the goodies at a birthday party. On the part of the parents, this can be stressful too because you always need to plan ahead.

If your child is diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten-sensitivity or wheat intolerance, then a well-balanced, well-controlled, and well-supplemented diet will have positive effects. They will be given more focus, better energy and clearer mind. Thanks to the continuous growth in gluten-free recipes and foods, there are now many different alternatives including non-gluten pastas and breads.

Why certainly, dieticians don’t suggest that you simply replace the unhealthy conventional food in your child’s diet with non-gluten equivalents. Keep in mind that there’s plenty of celiac-friendly processed food which is not very good for you. Healthy gluten-free recipes are particularly effective choices, giving you more control and peace of mind, in terms of your child’s diet

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - August 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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Dr. Osborne on Fox News – Gluten & Autoimmune

Celiac disease and gluten intolerance have become more and more infamous diagnoses in the medical community. That may be due to the fact that more people have the conditions, or because science has helped us learn to recognize them more quickly and easily. Whatever it may be, researchers are looking at how gluten affects all kinds of conditions, from acne to arthritis.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - August 5, 2014 at 12:43 pm

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