• Let’s Celebrate National Gluten-Free Day!

    Chances are right now in your kitchen, lurking in a cabinet or on a shelf in your fridge, is something that makes a lot of people feel sick. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley and used as a binding agent in many common foods and beverages. 

    The most common causes of gluten sensitivity are celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergy. What many don’t know is, you may have a sensitivity to gluten but not recognize the symptoms.

    Some people believe if they don’t have extreme cramping or abdominal pain, then they are okay eating gluten. But that’s not the case. There are many symptoms of a sensitivity or allergy to gluten that you may be overlooking, including bloating, headaches, fatigue, depression, constipation, and brain fog.

    It’s Time to Celebrate National Gluten-Free Day 

    January 13th is National Gluten-Free Day; a day to spread awareness about this common ingredient that causes so many people so many problems! Here are a few ways you can celebrate the holiday:

    Make a Gluten-Free Recipe

    If you don’t normally eat gluten-free, you may think eating this way means giving up delicious foods, but you would be SO WRONG! Find a gluten-free recipe online and give it a try. You’ll probably be surprised at how good eating this way can be! 

    Invite a Loved One to Lunch

    If you have a friend or loved one who eats gluten-free, call them up and invite them to lunch and allow them to educate you on what it’s like eating this way. If you are gluten-free, invite one of your friends out to lunch and introduce them to this way of eating.

    Learn More

    We’ve only skimmed the surface regarding what gluten is, the damage it can cause to your health, and why eating gluten-free can be a great idea for just about anybody. This month, take some time to do more research on the topic so you can fully understand the benefits of this way of eating.