Before 2012, I had not really heard about gluten, what it was or that it was even in food products. Did you know that gluten is naturally grown in such foods as wheat, barley and rye? If one is not prone to reading food product ingredients, like I was not before 2006, it is highly likely one is not going to know gluten is a main ingredient in many of the foods being sold in grocery stores today.
These are just some of the many foods you might be eating today and would never have known gluten is in them that are causing harm to your gut.
- Wheat Bran
- Cracked Wheat
- Graham Flour
- Cold Cuts
- Processed Cheese
- Salad Dressings
- Wine Coolers
There are many other food products that contain gluten in them that one would never even think gluten was an ingredient. Look friends, our health is all we have. It is time for us to take charge of our own health by going to a health coach, nutritionist or your doctor.
For the most part, people will never hear about gluten or the health issues it causes in the body until a friend brings it up in a conversation and how gluten is causing such health issues as "brain fog". Yes, there is actually a symptom called brain fog and believe me, I have had brain fog when I have eaten gluten in food product I could have sworn was gluten free.
There is an illness that people with gluten intolerance deal with called Celiac disease. Sadly, these individuals feel such symptoms as chronic intolerance, stomach pain, diarrhea, bloating and much more.
Now, all the above is great information for those seeking answers to what is ailing them, but I am not going to leave you hanging without some sort of foods you can eat for lunches, dinners or snacks if you work outside the home. This is a very big life changing event, realizing your body is sensitive to gluten products. Being able to find gluten free products has become easier these days with more and more people becoming aware of this health issue in their body.
In fact, many more grocery stores have a Gluten Free section. This is one company I purchase gluten free products from all the time when I am in the grocery store. I will eat them for lunch time at work. There are, of course, other gluten free companies you will find in a grocery store near you. Although, I do not recommend eating these foods all the time.
It is best, again, to take baby steps when changing a diet, like going gluten free. The first thing to do is clean out your food pantry and refrigerator. Then, replace those unkind foods for your body and brain, with organic fruits and vegetables. If at all possible, purchase all your gluten free food products along the walls of the grocery store.
Have a blessed day!