Is Gluten Free Important?
With upward of 15% of Americans having some form of gluten sensitivities and an estimated about 5% of which have a serious Gluten allergy such as Celiac disease it is important this issue is addressed.
Our First Step is Understanding What Gluten Is
Gluten is a protein that is found in many grains such as wheat, barley and oats. With these grains being the base of almost all breads, crackers and baked goods following a gluten free diet can be tricky, but beneficial when successfully followed. Gluten is one of the leading causes of inflammation in our bodies and when there is inflammation there is discomfort. Whether the discomfort and inflammation stems from the intestinal tract, the digestive system or even the joints it is important that the problem be addressed. When properly addressed it can minimize discomfort and help the body fight other foreign enemies such as many of the viruses and infections that can occur and not the inflammation from what we consume. When our bodies are combating inflammation our immune system is lowered putting us at greater risk of contracting a virus or infection.
How Do We Avoid Gluten
There are many companies that are coming out of the wood work that offer many gluten free versions of foods such as breads and baked goods using rice or Quinoa as a base instead of wheat or other grains that contain gluten. Finding these alternatives will be critical for the success of following a gluten free diet as it is very difficult to cut grains out of the diet completely.
With an increasing number of gluten sensitivity cases and a huge spike in the interest in many Americans pursuing a gluten free or gluten restricted diet it was important for us to be conscious of what people are looking for and what they are sensitive to. As we aim to provide nutritious alternatives to the “junk food” that is ever present in our society and it is our goal to impact peoples lives on a health level. How To Cleanse system is completely gluten free as well as many of the other products including our amazing protein bars. We offer a great alternative to many of the protein, meal replacement and energy bars that contain artificial flavors, sweeteners and gluten products.