Perhaps a good motivational angle to take is to quickly examine the symptoms of consuming far too much gluten. You will quickly be able to relate to the symptom because this may have been you at some point in time. Also, a good conscience and loads of common sense will certainly help. That should be a good motivator in putting together your first gluten free diet and/or healthy eating plan. If you are still new to this, you will also need to know the facts behind gluten, a source of food that is found in most products today, whether processed or entirely natural.
Typical symptoms of the body’s negative overreactions to gluten consumption will all be centered around the stomach area. This is where you will be experiencing bloating, constipation and diarrhea. Now, a person with a conscience will always know what is good for the body will also be good for him or her. And what is bad for the body, taken in excess, could have damaging consequences in more ways than one.
Take the over-indulgence of alcohol, for instance. Who would have thought that the proverbial hangover the next morning could be the result of excessive levels of gluten in the body? Common sense suggests that this could have something to do with the volumes of barley, wheat, malt and hops found in many alcoholic beverages, particularly beer, whiskey and bourbon. As to the facts, there are more than enough to satiate your interest.
Gluten contains two proteins. The function of these proteins is to nourish the embryos of the plant during germination.
It is worthwhile giving yourselves a wordy introduction to the best alternatives to your wheat-based flour and cereals. One such alternative is that of quinoa. It is a seed from a plant, never and not a form of grain, in spite of its cereal-like texture. Finding yourself short of ideas and inspiration, you can keep yourself busy a lot longer on the health oriented websites because they often include ready and easy to use recipes and ingredients.
As to the rest of the info and the benefits of going gluten free, this short note is not even the tip of the iceberg.