Is A Gluten Free Diet For Me? | The G-Free Series Part 2?
Is it worth adopting a gluten free diet? For many, the answer is yes.
Are you considering switching to a gluten free diet? It may not be as easy as it sounds because it is a complete lifestyle change. There are, however, compelling reasons to adopt this diet. In this series we’re going to look at many of the aspects of living gluten free. First of all, we’ll look at three main reasons why you may opt to cut grains containing grains from your diet.
3 Main Reasons to Adopt a Gluten Free Diet
Often inherited, Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder. It can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye) leads to damage in the small intestine. Most noteworthy, Celiac disease affects approximately 1 in 100 people worldwide.
This is when the body produces allergic reactions and stomach cramps due to intake of gluten. Gluten is considered a protein and is found in grains like rye, wheat, and barley. If you suffer from bloating, fatigue, brain fog or feel tired after eating a meal that contains gluten, you may have a gluten intolerance.
People today realize the importance of living healthy and that our bodies should be taken care of. A healthy diet can lead to weight loss and can potentially eliminate certain conditions like migraines and fatigue.
Especially relevant to this lifestyle are the many benefits that come with living gluten free, they are:
Benefits of Adopting a Gluten Free Diet
- Promotes digestive health.
- Improves cholesterol levels
- Reduced risk of acquiring certain diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
- Promotes healthy weight loss.
- Improved energy levels.
- Helps with management of autism spectrum disorder.
- Reduces arthritic flareups
There are millions of people who suffer from a gluten intolerance. That means that adopting a gluten free diet may aid overall health for up to as much as 80% of the general population!
If you are interested in reading more try another of our articles in the G-Free Series that discusses which disorders will benefit from a gluten free diet. Read it here.