Advantages and Benefits of a Gluten-Free Diet
Gluten-free is one of the most popular dietary terms today. More brands are offering gluten-free options, and restaurants are accommodating special requirements than ever before. In the US, 30% of Americans avoid gluten—and only a tiny fraction of them has Celiac disease.
But is everyone keen to adapt to this diet?
Before anything else, let’s understand gluten first.
Gluten is a type of protein present in many foods, such as bread, pasta, and beer. In people with gluten sensitivity, gluten causes a chain reaction that damages the intestinal lining. As a result, nutrient absorption is impaired—leading to a wide array of symptoms, such as abdominal pain, headache, and fatigue.
These days, a gluten-free diet is also popular among people who haven’t been diagnosed with any gluten-related problem. We did some research to unveil the reason behind its popularity, and we discovered the following benefits of avoiding gluten.
Relieve Digestive Problems
These include diarrhea, bloating, and constipation. Studies suggest that people with or without celiac disease and gluten sensitivity have experienced relief following a gluten-free diet.
In a particular study that involved 215 celiacs, the digestive symptoms reduced significantly following a six-month gluten-free diet.
“There is also a rise in gluten-free options in Australia. As people become more careful of their food consumption due to the health threats of the pandemic, they also become more aware of their sensitivities.”,explains Shane Perry, a business analyst for Max Funding.
Encourages You to Consume Less Process Food
Since gluten is usually found in various high-calorie snacks and processed food, avoiding it leads to a healthier lifestyle. At the same time, it promotes weight loss.
Quality meats, such as Porky Backyard Bundle, are delicious alternatives. These come from humanely raised animals because Circle B Ranch believes animal welfare is vital to the products final taste and appearance.
Gluten-free whole foods can help you control cravings, as you feel fuller for longer hours.
Increases Energy Levels
Eliminating gluten-loaded food can be beneficial for blood sugar management. Highly processed food tends to spike blood sugar levels, causing you to feel active for a few hours. After that, you’d experience low-energy levels and crave food again.
Less processed foods are metabolized slower—which means more controlled sugar absorption.
Those with gluten sensitivity often suffer from exhaustion and fatigue due to impeded nutrition absorption. Shifting to a gluten-free diet gives the intestinal tract a chance to heal and restore function.
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Works with Other Dietary Restrictions
Many people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance also exhibit lactose intolerance. Since the small intestine lining is damaged, it cannot digest lactose—a type of sugar present in most milk products.
Closely monitor your reaction to food because you might be reacting to gluten exposure and not to lactase—and vice versa. Take note of the food you consume and the symptoms you experience, and then speak with a doctor.
Going gluten-free may sound daunting, especially because you have to give up some of your favourite snacks. Thankfully, Circle B Ranch offers mouth-watering alternatives. Furthermore, we also advocate for animal welfare and healthy living. Start shopping now!