Going Gluten-Free

Wheat fieldEliminating gluten from your diet may seem like torture and frequently a hard to reach goal for yourself. Thankfully, there are several gluten free options that are delicious and healthy. Hence, nourishing yourself is indeed possible by incorporating a variety of gluten free grains. Here are some options to get you started;

  • Sorghum -  Contains beneficial plant compounds that behave as antioxidants and help reduce oxidative stress. Thus, lowering your risk of chronic disease by keeping inflammation in check.
    (13 grams of fiber)
  • Quinoa - Is an excellent source of plant-based protein and ranks high in antioxidants that may help reduce your risk of disease. 
    (5 grams of fiber)
  • Oats - A power grain and a great source of beta-glucan - a type of soluble fiber. Oats are packed with important vitamins, minerals and  fiber. If you have celiac disease/gluten sensitivity, I would recommend a good brand of gluten-free oats.  
    (8 grams of fiber)
  • Brown Rice -  Unlike white rice - The bran and germ of the grain has not been removed during processing. Keeping the micronutrients rich with more fiber, making it one of the healthiest gluten-free grains.
    (3 grams of fiber)
  • Amaranth - Popularised with the the Inca, Aztec and Mayan civilizations. A very high ranking in fiber. The compounds in Amaranth may also block inflammation and help with heart health.
    (5 grams of fiber)

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