How To Get The Best Out Of A Gluten Free Lifestyle

Dinning out is one of the simple enjoyments of life that many take for granted? However, for individuals who are gluten intolerant, it is often an overwhelming challenge. Simply ordering off the menu becomes a daunting task that deters many from attending dining occasions for fear of gluten poisoning and the consequences thereof. Others simply can’t bear the embarrassment involved in explaining their dietary restrictions to the manager, waiter, or chef. Patients lack confidence that they are able to identify gluten rich foods or other possible sources of contamination, a fact which forces many to change their lifestyle significantly though this is hard to maintain.

What, exactly is Gluten?

A gluten free diet is one that does not contain the protein gluten. Gluten occurs in grains such as barley, triticale (a cross between wheat and rye) wheat, and rye and is the only protein found in food that cannot be digested. Its unyielding molecules are able to enter the intestinal lining and cause irritation in the intestines for people afflicted by celiac disease. In such individuals, the resulting irritation results in an immune response targeted at the villi. Continuous exposure may eventually destroy the villi. Though may believe that a diet free of gluten is simply for those who seek to lose weight, this is not the case. This kind of diet is the only known treatment for individuals suffering from celiac disease. Individuals who have non celiac gluten sensitivity, also known as gluten sensitivity also need gluten free food. Since there aren’t any therapies or drugs available to treat these conditions, the only option for control of symptoms is through adherence to a strictly 100 percent gluten free diet.

None the less, individuals who are on a gluten free diet can still enjoy a number of healthy and delicious and delicious foods that are free of gluten. Most vegetables, meat, and dairy products are naturally gluten free and are therefore safe for consumption by persons who are afflicted by celiac disease or similar disorders. Research also suggests that people who are not allergic to gluten would benefit from consuming products that are naturally gluten free. A diet filled with unprocessed gluten free foods such as beans, meat and potatoes detoxify the body, improve digestive health and increase energy levels.

Gluten free restaurants present a solution to this problem. As suggested by their name, these restaurants offer menu options that are entirely free of gluten. The most honest of these will usually have chefs who have been trained or certified through a recognised celiac disease support group. Proof of certification bad training, is usually sufficient to show that the restaurant has adequate expertise in the preparation of gluten free food and that its employees are able to use gluten free products in a way that eliminates the possibility of cross contamination. The 2good2b bakery in sanding is arguably the best gluten free restaurant in the area. The restaurant has two outlets in Encinitas and rancho Bernardo. All the items served are completely free from gluten.  It has also received positive reviews from online rating services such as Google and Zamato.

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