Is gluten good or bad? Is it the cause of your tummy troubles or breakouts? Honestly, what is it even? These are the questions getting answered in my latest video all about gluten!
Along with dairy, eggs, peanuts, nuts and soy, gluten is one of the most common food allergies/sensitivities out there. So it makes sense that many people do better without it. However, there has been a big push in recent years for everyone to fear and avoid gluten, when that simply isn’t necessary.
Taking the steps mentioned in this video is a great way to determine whether or not gluten is affecting you and whether removing it from your diet is needed. If you try out this process and still find yourself experiencing symptoms, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I would be happy to help you get to the bottom of the particular food allergies or sensitivities you might be dealing with.
If you don’t think gluten is causing any issues for you — great! Something to keep in mind though is that many gluten-containing foods like breads, cookies and pastries contain gluten because they’re made up of refined flours. Refined flour is stripped of much of the grain’s natural nutritional value and so consuming it won’t be a benefit to your body other than temporarily satisfying your hunger. Where possible, have grains in their natural, whole form and reach for whole-grain products when needed.
More questions about gluten? Let me know in the comments below!