So Today's Post is about GLUTEN!
There is a lot of hype about going gluten free to "lose weight" and follow the trend. I found an article on food matters that digs into the real reason to stay away from gluten. The article is here: Why refined grains... Below I am going to do a summary of my findings and why I am choosing this route.
Most people consume grain that has been refined, and this is where the problem starts. "A refined grain, or its product, is made by processing a natural, whole grain so that some or most of the nutrients are lost. Almost all grain products have been refined in some way or another."
Refined grains and their food products are substandard foods for several reasons:
Grains are made in today's society to be able to have long shelf life. This is not good for our bodies.
8 Healthy Gluten Free Whole Grain Alternatives
*Oats are inherently gluten-free, but are frequently contaminated with wheat during growing or processing. Several companies (Bob's Red Mill, Cream Hill Estates, GF Harvest (fromerly Gluten Free Oats), Avena Foods (Only Oats), Legacy Valley (Montana Monster Munchies), and Gifts of Nature) currently offer pure, uncontaminated oats.
Later Taters! (p.s Cardio for me today so if you want to do an at home workout, choose your favorite from my previous posts)