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Gluten Free Living

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Gluten Free Living

Gluten Free LivingGluten free living can be a challenge for even the most label savvy consumer, but when your daily well being depends upon staying clear of gluten, it is an absolute necessity.  For those of you that have no idea what gluten is, it is simply a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.  It is the substance that makes breads elastic, and chewy.  Gluten is also found in products such as, pasta, soy sauce and even beer.  For most people, the presence of gluten is not an issue.  If you are sensitive to gluten, or have celiac disease gluten free living is the only way to go.

New to Gluten Free Living

If you have been diagnosed with Celiac disease, or you have a feeling that you are sensitive to gluten, you need to become familiar with  ways to spot gluten in products, eat safely in restaurants, and learn everything you can about gluten free living.  I found that the internet is a great place to start.  First of all, you will find conflicting opinions on the differences between gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.  Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that is caused by gluten containing products.  It seems that there are varying levels of severity, from mild digestive symptoms to bloating, gas, diarrhea, and weight loss.  Whether or not you have celiac disease, or you are gluten sensitive, gluten free living can eliminate your symptoms.

Gluten Free Living and Meals

Gluten free living can complicate your daily meals if your diet consists of bread, pasta, and cereal.  These are not the only foods that contain gluten, but they are certainly the most common.  You most certainly have to become a label reader.  Many things don’t actually contain gluten, but the label may say that this product is processed where wheat products are processed.  This can cause cross contamination in a normally gluten free product.  I use Visalus meal replacement shakes to supplement one or two meals a day.  The shake mix is gluten free, and you can mix it with milk, soy-milk, almond milk or simply water, all gluten free as well.  The more you read about gluten and ways to avoid it, you will find that gluten free living can be attained with a little education and simple creativity.

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About the Author ()

I am a 42 year old wife and mother of three. I have made it my mission to learn as much as I can about health and fitness, because 11 years ago, at the age of 31, I had a heart attack. I was not overweight, but I smoked and I definitely had an awful diet. I want to live a long, healthy life and I hope to help as many people as I can along the way! Lori Appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show twice, and now has made it her mission to help women combat heart disease.
  • Vincent

    Hi Lori, I always heard the word Gluten, but never knew what it was. I will look out for these products. I will be able to spot the negitive side effects in other people, and guide them in the right direction


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