The Gluten-Free Diet: Everything You Need to Know

One study conducted in  2013  showed that only 30% of Americans are actively avoiding gluten even thought we all know that he has  harmful effects and  several health conditions respond well to a Gluten-Free Diet.

What is gluten?

  • a family of proteins found in grains ( wheat, spelled, rye and barley)
  • two main proteins, gluten, gliadin and glutenin designated
  • when  we mix wheat flour with water, gluten proteins sticky form a mixed network has a sticky consistency
  • the adhesive TEN is  derived from the tail-like property
  • gluten makes elastic dough with  the ability to increase during cooking,tastes good and provides a smooth, satisfying texture.

Many people are sensitive to gluten

  •  extreme kind of gluten intolerance is  celiac illness and this kind of allergy  affects about 0.7-1% of the population
  • it is brought on by an autoimmune response when the gliadin proteins go into the digestion system and can  cause a deteriorated gut lining, nutrient deficiencies, extreme digestive concerns and other serious digestion  conditions
  • the majority of people with celiac illness aren’t aware that they have it
  • another condition is non-celiac gluten level of sensitivity and it involves an unfavorable reaction to gluten
  • at people with gluten sensitivity, gluten can trigger diarrhea, stomach pain, bloating, tiredness, anxiety and different other symptoms.

A gluten-free diet is also very  efficient for some cases of schizophrenia, autism and a type of cerebellar ataxia called gluten ataxia.

A Gluten-Free Diet plan 

 

You  need to avoid:

Wheat: – wheat, wheat flour, wheat germ and wheat bran.
Rye.

Einkorn.
The triticale.
Kamut.
Barley.
Durum wheat flour, corn flour, whole wheat flour, semolina…
Cookies, crackers, cookies.
Sauces, dressings and sauces, especially soy sauce.

Pasta.
Cereals.
Beer.
Cakes, pies and cakes.

Gluten can be  found in all kinds of processed foods so read the label

Eat  Oats because they  do not contain gluten .

Some supplements and medications may contain gluten so again read the label.

Foods to Eat

Nuts: almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, etc.
Tubers: potato, sweet potatoes, etc.
Healthy fats: olive oil, avocado oil, butter, coconut oil.                                                                                                          Meat: chicken, beef, lamb, etc.
Fish and Seafood: salmon, trout, haddock, shrimp, etc.
Eggs any style, but / Omega-3 enriched grass eggs are the best.
Dairy: milk, the cheese, yogurt.
Vegetables: broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, carrots, onions, etc.
Fruits: apples, avocados, bananas, Orange, pears, strawberries, blueberries, etc.
Legumes: Lentils, beans, peanuts, etc.
Herbs, spices and seasonings: salt, garlic, pepper, vinegar, mustard, etc.
Gluten Grains: Quinoa, rice, maize, flax, millet, sorghum, tapioca, buckwheat, arrowroot, amaranth and oats (gluten free when labeled).
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What about processed foods without gluten?

  • get many alternative products processed gluten(breads, cakes, muffins, cakes, biscuits )
  • gluten-free junk food is still junk food.
  • if you care about your general health you should avoid all of this

Beverages

  • drink the water, coffee and tea on a gluten-free diet
  • fruit juices and sugary drinks are gluten-free
  • avoid / minimize fruit juice because they are rich in sugar
  • avoid  beer  unless is with liquor gluten.

Sample Menu gluten for a week

Monday

Breakfast:

  • Scrambled eggs and veggies,
  • a piece of fruit.

Lunch:

  • Chicken salad, with  extra virgin olive oil
  • a handful of nuts.

Dinner:

  • Ground beef stir fry,
  • some veggies
  • brown rice

Tuesday

Breakfast:

  • Oatmeal (gluten-free oats)
  • whole milk and raisins.

Lunch:

  • A smoothie with coconut milk,
  • chocolate whey protein powder,
  • berries and almonds.

Dinner:

  • Salmon, fried in butter, with salad.

Wednesday

Breakfast:

  • Omelet with veggies, and a piece of fruit.

Lunch:

  •  salmon

Dinner:

  • Burgers (no bun), fried in butter,
  • potatoes.

Thursday

Breakfast:

  • Greek yogurt
  • sliced fruits and nuts.

Lunch:

  • A tuna salad dressed in olive oil.

Dinner:

  • Meatballs with vegetables and brown rice.

Friday

Breakfast

  • Eggs and vegetables, fried in coconut oil,
  • a piece of fruit.

Lunch:

  •  meatballs from the night before.

Dinner:

  • Steak with vegetables
  • mashed sweet potatoes.

Saturday

Breakfast:

  • Oatmeal,
  • a piece of fruit.

Lunch:

  • Leftover steak,
  • veggies
  • sweet potatoes

Dinner:

  • Baked salmon with butter
  • vegetables.

Sunday

Breakfast: Bacon and eggs, with some fruit.
Lunch:

  • Greek yogurt with berries, sliced fruit,
  • nuts.

Dinner:

  • Grilled chicken wings,
  • vegetables, salsa and rice.

Snacks, Gluten Free Healthy

  • Rice cakes.
  • Young carrots.
  • Boiled eggs.
  • A piece of fruit.
  • A handful of nuts.
  • yogurt

To eat and drink

  • skip the bread
  • source of protein (meat or fish) with vegetables and a potato or rice on the side, are excellent gluten-free meals when eating.

Live healthy and amazing …

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