Three Health Benefits of Choosing Gluten-Free Bread.

Gluten Free Bread Gluten free bread has become a necessary food item for many families as there is currently a gluten-free diet revolution sweeping through many kitchens and across dining room tables. Gluten is the starchy, elastic component in cereal grains...

Gluten Free Bread
Gluten Free Bread

Gluten free bread has become a necessary food item for many families as there is currently a gluten-free diet revolution sweeping through many kitchens and across dining room tables. Gluten is the starchy, elastic component in cereal grains like wheat, rye and barley - it's a common ingredient in bread, pastas and other baked goods.

Some people, who have a condition known as Celiac Disease, are not able to digest the gluten in cereal grains which leads to chronic digestive issues and can contribute to other health problems. While Celiac Disease is only estimated to affect 1% of the population, a much larger percentage of people can have wheat sensitivities and digestive issues that are helped by choosing gluten-free products. It's important to be aware that most medical professionals caution against following a completely gluten-free diet if you do not have Celiac Disease or wheat sensitivities - as doing so limits your ability to get necessary nutrients including your daily fiber allotment. However, if you're considering a gluten-free diet out of medical necessity or simply out of curiosity here are three surprising benefits of going gluten-free.

1) Strengthens your immune system: Celiac Disease is a type of autoimmune disorder. If you have gluten sensitivities it's likely that you'll experience a variety of health ailments (including skin condition, allergies etc.) that are linked to a lowered immune system and your body's inability to digest gluten. Relieving your system of the stress of gluten should result in better overall health due to a stronger immune system.

2) Decrease your allergies: Wheat is an extremely common allergen (it's actually included on the list of top-eight allergens). As previously mentioned, eliminating it from your diet can help eliminate not just symptoms of Celiac Disease but can help your body fend of other allergic reactions as well.

3) Increases energy levels: Limiting the amount your body needs to struggle to digest (if you lack the ability to process gluten) allows you more energy to do the things you love!

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