Should you really be gluten free? Watch my video below to learn about what to consider when deciding whether or not to be gluten free. The decision to be gluten free is more complicated than some people think.
What are the 101 best gluten free foods? Are there really such a think as the best gluten free foods? The reality is that yes there are, the book 101 Best Gluten-Free Foods. I found this book originally in the clearance section at Barnes and Noble for about $4 but recently noticed from the link above that Amazon has it for only $3. It is well worth your money especially if you have to be gluten free for the rest of your life.
Just like the title of the book, 101 Gluten Free Foods has information about 101 of the best gluten free foods. For each food there is a description of the food, health benefits of the food, selection and storage, preparation and recipe suggestions. Examples of some of the best gluten free foods talked about in this book include:
Brown Rice Flour
and many more.
101 Best Gluten-Free Foods also has over 80 recipes you can make with this great gluten free foods.
I’ve read a lot of gluten free books and a lot of books with gluten free recipes and honestly if you have only one book on gluten free cooking and living, this would be it. It really is that helpful. The pictures are great as well and this book also has a helpful introduction on implementing a gluten free diet although with some basic recipes for gluten free flours.
If you have a gluten sensitvity or a gluten intolerance, can you eat a low gluten diet rather than giving up gluten completely? This is a frequently asked question and while it would be convienent, to be able to follow a low gluten diet, it won’t work if you want to have true healing.
Gluten even in a small amount can damage your intestines and stomach and give you leaky gut and it doesn’t take you eating gluten every day in order for it to happen. Further more, once you eat any gluten even through cross contamination, it takes your body about 4 days to get rid of it. So you can’t be eating gluten even once a week and still allow your body to heal from the damage that gluten is causing you.
A low gluten diet doesn’t work for many of the same reasons that someone who is allergic to peanuts or milk, can’t have even a small amount without severe health consequences. Furthermore, there is no way to really determine if you are eating a low gluten diet or not. What exactly does a low gluten diet mean? It can be different things to different people. So while eating a low gluten diet may seem more appealing, than being 100% gluten free, it’s a very bad idea unless you really don’t have a gluten sensitivity or intolerance and are just trying to be healthier. Then it’s okay because you really have no valid reason to be gluten free, but if you really need to be gluten free, then you must do it 100%.