Pretty much every grocery store, health food and otherwise has caught on to the Gluten-Free trend. Why? Because more and more people are finding that gluten and wheat happen to not agree with their digestions and actually effect their overall health.
Did you know that some studies show the likelihood of being gluten sensitive is between 30%-50% of the population? People fall somewhere in the range from complete intolerance to mild sensitivity.
Symptoms include: * Digestive distress (gas, bloating, queasiness, abdominal cramping, constipation, diarrhea, or an alternating combination of both – IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) * Headaches or migraines * Fatigue after meals * Emotional issues involving chronic irritability and sudden, irrational mood shifts * Neurological issues, including dizziness, difficulty balancing, and peripheral neuropathy affecting nerves outside the central nervous system and resulting in pain, weakness, tingling or numbness in the extremities.
The best way to test and see if you are sensitive to gluten is taking it out of your diet for 3 weeks and see how this makes a difference.
Find healthy substitutes in Quinoa, Millet, Brown Rice, and Amaranth. There are also a crap-ton of recipes on the internet to support you in the transition. Really, what do you have to lose?