I'm giving some serious thought into going Gluten-Free or at least minimizing Gluten for about a month to see how many body reacts. I haven't been tested for a Gluten intolerance but I'm curious about the GF lifestyle. I am in no way minimizing the harsh realities of those living with Celiac's disease but I think it would be useful for me in my future career to know what life is like to go GF.
I also found some interesting articles that highlight a possible link between gluten sensitivity/intolerance and fertility issues.
How to go GF
Gluten is a protein found in grains such as Wheat, Rye, and Barley. It's what gives bread its wonderful texture (sigh..) I must avoid all products that contain these ingredients and others such as spelt, semolina, malt, kamut, etc...Oats are safe to eat but some oat products might be contaminated with wheat so make sure the product says "Gluten Free".
What I can eat
- fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices
- meats, fish, poultry
- quinoa, rice, millet, buckwheat, corn, corn meal, corn tortillas, soy
- Gluten-free flours (rice, soy, corn, potato, bean)
- nuts, raisins, seeds
- butter, cooking oils
- honey, jam,sugar, yeast
- whey powder- yay! made from milk so its acceptable
- dairy- milk, cottage cheese, cheese (unprocessed), creme fraiche
Back to FOOD
- frozen berries
- almond milk
- agave nectar
- 1/2 a large banana
- scoop chocolate whey protein powder
- toppings: muesli, dark chocolate chips, crumble of 1 speculoos cookie (goodbye to speculoos on a GF diet!)
GF breakfast this morning!
|this almond milk is lightly sweetened by agave- its a really nice almond milk!|
Agenda: PUNCH class, study, teach Zumba, relax! I'm fortunate enough to be teaching a class tonight for a really great cause. A girl taking my class asked me if I would take part in a fundraising Zumba event for her climb up Kilimanjaro and I was honored she asked.