I have heard time and time again that food labels lie, but I’ve always wondered how it could be possible. Why would the labels included on most of our food give people the wrong information? It is unacceptable to think that people with food allergies or someone trying to eat healthier might not be given the correct information.
Gluten free diets have become a way of life for many people. Whether you decide to eliminate gluten in your diet based on a gastrointestinal need or to lose weight, you will need to do more than read labels. Gluten is in A LOT of food!
Some people never realize they have a gluten allergy or sensitivity. Many doctors look to diagnose Celiac because it is easier to detect than a sensitivity. Gluten sensitivity affects approximately 18 million people in the United States.
Eating a balanced diet is key when eliminating gluten in your diet because many gluten free foods are high in fat. Searching the aisles in grocery stores is difficult enough when you’re looking for food without gluten, but looking for food without gluten that is low-fat is enough to make me go crazy!
As more people begin to follow healthier diets and develop a gluten free lifestyle, the options will become endless.
If you are looking for advice on eliminating gluten, please ask me for details!