The gluten-free diet began as a treatment for people with celiac disease (people who can't tolerate gluten). However, gluten can cause much more than an upset belly or damage to your intestines.
Eating gluten can cause inflammation in your entire body. Inflammation's biggest symptom is pain. If you are achy or in pain for no reason, gluten could be the culprit.
Gluten can cause brain fog. You know... the dreaded I'm so tired after lunch feeling. What did you have? Did you have gluten? It could be the cause of the brain fog.
Are you having issues with your skin such as eczema or severe acne? Gluten could be the cause of this, too.
If you feel any of these and are not sure why, try eliminating gluten from your day for a little while and see how your body responds. Just make sure you are in total awareness because your body will tell you.
What To Look Out For When Going On a Gluten-Free Diet?
A gluten-free diet is becoming increasingly popular. This means that companies and food manufacturers are going to enter the game. They go with the trends. Because of this increase in popularity, you have to watch out for one big thing.
Something always has to be substituted when you take something out. You take the gluten out, and guess what most companies put in... SUGAR. And a lot of it, too.
Watch out for this. You will be able to figure out the companies that are truly on board with the gluten-free diet and the ones who are just trying to make a buck.
Look at your nutrition label and see how many total and added sugars are in it.
Below are some benefits of not eating gluten.
If you struggle with anything below or anything from anxiety, depression, brain fog, inflammation, pain, or an unhealthy gut... give a gluten-free lifestyle a try.