Still doubting having gluten free food? See how it is beneficial for you
What is Gluten?
Gluten is a protein that is present in most of our daily-consumed foods, like Wheat, Pasta, Bread, Semolina( Rava) etc. It acts as a binder, holding the food together creating a stretchy texture. In Latin, the literal meaning of gluten is ‘Glue’.
Why is Gluten harmful to the body?
Our intestines are designed to digest simple foods and not complex foods, gluten being one of the most complex foods to digest makes the small intestine weak at a very young age if consumed frequently. The small intestine has small finger-like projections called the ‘Villis’. This villis are important in absorbing the fatty acids and glycerol in the bloodstream. When it comes to digesting gluten, the sticky and complex nature of gluten makes it difficult for the villi to do its simple job. When there is very frequent consumption of gluten this villis are taken for a toss and eventually do not function.
Failure of the villis causes: -
- IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome)
- Alternating constipation
- Autoimmune diseases
I'm sure by now you would have made up your mind to give up on gluten, but the real question is what are its alternatives?
1. True Elements Gluten-free Steel Cut Oats (Replacement for bread toast for your daily breakfast)
- It’s rich in fibre and low in calories.
- Best to eat for breakfast which will keep you active the entire day.
- Excellent source of protein, soluble and insoluble fibre.
- Natural source of Vitamin B and Iron.
2. True Elements Gluten Free Quinoa (Replacement for Chapati or Pizza for lunch or dinner)
- Improves Metabolism.
- Contains twice as much Fibre as other grains.
- Helps in boosting immunity.
- Rich source of Iron.
3. True Elements Gluten-Free Whole Oat Groats (Replacement for wafers, cookies and biscuits as snacks)
- Oat Groats are rich in fibre.
- High in Iron.
- Oat Groats contain 11g of Protein.
- Filled with essential nutrients.
Every product has cooking instructions at the back of the packet in case you are confused on how to use it or you can check out more of our blogs on the usage of these products.
Quinoa recipe blogs:
Steel-cut oats recipe blogs
These are just a few alternatives. You can visit the site to see some more gluten-free products.
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