I’ve been writing about health, exercise, and nutrition for quite a while now and, as a result, Days to Fitness is now a great resource of information. However, over the last few months, I realised that I had neglected to address a growing dietary problem that more and more people have to face – gluten.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other grains and a lot of people are sensitive or intolerant to it. It can cause gas, bloating, upset stomachs, and even skin rashes, pain, and fatigue in some people. Gluten is a serious issue.
Because of several messages from gluten sensitive readers of Days to Fitness, I decided I needed to do some reading and research into this subject to find out more and I’m glad I did.
For many years, I’ve been careful about what I eat. I avoid sugar, don’t consume trans fats, and cook as much of my own food as I can. I’m a big fan of smoothies, and like to use superfoods whenever I can. The one thing I didn’t think about was gluten.
But, the more I read, the more I realized that I too was mildly gluten intolerant. As I did my research and discovered what gluten is and how it affects the human body, I found that a lot of the information I was reading applied directly to me too.
There is a long list of symptoms associated with gluten intolerance and as I read more, I saw that I experienced many of them myself. I had written them off as being unavoidable but, it turns out, they were the fault of gluten.
As my studies ended, I decided that I should try and eliminate gluten from my diet to see if I really was gluten intolerant. It wasn’t easy at first – gluten is everywhere! But as I discovered the sources of gluten and found gluten free alternatives, I weaned myself of gluten and started to feel better.
I was never super sensitive to gluten but I did suffer from uncomfortable bloating after eating things like bread and pasta, and sometimes felt tired and foggy brained.
Within a few days of eliminating most of the gluten from my diet, I noticed that I had suffered no weird bloating, I felt mentally sharper, and my energy levels were more stable. After a few weeks, I lost weight and inches without even trying. I realized that yes, I was gluten sensitive and cutting out gluten was doing me good!
Because of my very positive experience from giving up gluten, I really wanted to share my experiences and my research with the readers of Days to Fitness. I’ve produced several useful resources for you including:
What is gluten sensitivity ? – learn more about gluten and how it affects your body
Is gluten bad for you ? – find out more about gluten and its effects
How to find out if you are gluten intolerant – simple strategies for discovering if you have gluten issues
Gluten free recipes – lunch, dinner, dessert and kid’s recipes
Gluten free foods – a list of things to eat that are naturally gluten free
Gluten intolerance foods to avoid – if you are sensitive to gluten, don’t eat these foods!
What are the symptoms of celiac disease ? – a severe type of gluten intolerance you must know about
Over the last few months, gluten has become an important part of my life or, rather avoiding it has! I hope you’ll learn from my research and discover if you have a gluten-related problem. If you do, I also hope my articles help you to avoid gluten and start to feel better!
Gluten Tips and Recipes
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It’s healthy, easy to prepare, your kids will love it and it’s gluten-free. Try this recipe.
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Healthy Pancakes, using only eggs and bananas. Gluten-free, high on protein and low on fat. Healthier changes on your favorite recipes, makes a huge impact on your life.
Chocolate dessert to make your day even better, mix it with raspberry pot and you will love this gluten-free treat.
Agave comes from a plant, it’s all natural but it’s highly processed and not an healthy alternative to sugar.
Beef cobbler is a wonderfully filling, warming dinner that’s ideal for cold winter evenings
Armed with this knowledge, you should now be able to make fully informed choices about the food you buy and eat.
Gluten-free pizza is possible, is delicious and you can do it too. Enjoy this pizza recipe, totally gluten-free !
Enjoy a gluten free bread with sun dried tomato.
Try this delicious traybake with chicken – 100% Gluten-Free
An healthy and super tasty butternut soup for your gluten-free meal. Get inspired and enjoy delicious meals.
Cheesy, healthy and delicious bread sticks your kids will love it. It’s 100% gluten-free and very easy and quick to prepare. An healthy quick lovely afternoon snack.
An Exotic Dessert, healthy, gluten-free but full of flavour and vitamins. Enjoy healthy desserts with your family and all gluten-free.
A must-have resource on your kitchen to prepare healthy, delicious and 100% Gluten-Free Recipes for you, your friends, family and kids. This are my favourites, find the one that’s best for you.
A delicious baked chicken for a lovely dinner with friends or family and 100% Gluten Free.
Enjoy a super healthy quinoa salad with a delicious halloumi. Exotic and 100% Gluten-Free Recipes
Looking for a gluten detox ? Some examples of gluten-free foods you can include on your gluten-free recipes.
If you have some kind of gluten intolerance you should avoid some foods to avoid bloating and other symptoms.
Get new ideas, get creative and inspired on your kitchen and prepare yummy, healthy and 100% Gluten Free Recipes like these Apple Chips. Your kids will love it and so do you.