Being a Celiac, one needs to follow a strict gluten-free diet to heal and keep the Celiac symptoms away. Most people have diets that are built around staple grains such as wheat, rye and barley. Finding alternative gluten-free diet foodsthat replicate these grains are a big task for many people as the segue into the alternative lifestyle that is gluten-free. I am sure that is why so many people focus on baking when they first begin on the diet.
Grains bring a lot of trace nutrients and fiber to our diets but as with the case of most mass produced foods a lot of them get destroyed in the manufacturing process and have to be added in after the fact. Often when people start to become aware of food and the various nutrients they each contain and how they affect the body they start thinking differently about what they ingest and start making healthier choices. Studies show that eating foods that are as true to their harvest form as possible have the best nutrient and digestive benefits over highly processed foods. That being said, there are some fine grains and seeds that are great gluten-free alternatives to the ones laden with gluten.
Great Gluten-Free Diet Foods Alternatives to Wheat, Rye and Barley
There all sorts of great recipes using these gluten-free diet foods that are both savory and/or sweet, hot and/or cold. Each of these alternatives have different health benefits and tastes. Some are great sources of fiber or protein. They are all very much worth exploring.
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