Hi There, Fellow Gardeners!
This is AnnahMarie.
Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens
of Fort Wayne, Indiana
will be sharing information about why Gluten Can Be Hazardous To Your Health.
Have you ever experienced a cough after consuming a cone of soft serve ice cream? Have your allergies been acting out of control lately?
Don’t worry, it is not an infection; but it may cause injuries to your health if consumed in vast quantities.
This mysterious “thing” is gluten
What is gluten?
may sound ominous, the side effects are not quite straight forward. Many experience “the cough” after consuming wheat or ice cream. Also, consuming gluten
tends to “allow” allergies to creep into your system.
While wheat, ice cream, and other products containing gluten
are not wholly “dangerous”, it is best to take the necessary precautions.
Of course you don’t have to go “bonkers” over gluten
as my mommy (Becca, pictured right) would say, but it is beneficial for the body to be mindful of the ingredients in your dishes. However, if you suffer from Celiac disease
, yes go bonkers and completely avoid gluten!
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are un-diagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications.
is responsible for most allergies, here are a few ways we at Organic Gurlz Gardens
steer clear of gluten
at home and restaurants:
The label tells all:
We at Organic Gurlz Gardens
read the nutrition fact label on the back of a food product. If the allergy warning includes wheat, it most likely contains gluten
or trace amounts of gluten
Also, if the label says something along the lines of, “Made in a facility that produces….” it is best to stay away from these culinary ingredients as well.
More vegetables, less processed and “diet” food.
Consuming foods from the freezer isle with the reputation of being “diet” friendly can contain large amounts of gluten
Hearty foods from the Earth are the best foods to consume when trying to avoid the menacing gluten. Even if we do eat a piece of whole grain bread, we always chase it with a few broccoli
leaves or some collard greens.
It is hard to beat the greens and veggies!
Skipping the gluten at restaurants:
It is difficult to not consume gluten
when at a restaurant. Here are a few tips from Becca.
- Look for a "gluten-free" section or notations on the menu.
- Talk with the restaurant owner. It is a simple step you can take to eliminate the chances of receiving gluten in your dish.
- Order food on the “greener” side. Eating soups or salads are a great start for not digesting gluten.
for some recipes from the Design Build Planners
Network. Please note, that these are NOT necessarily gluten-free!
Don't forget to tell your kids, grandchildren , nieces and nephews about the Kids Oasis
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