Why you should reduce gluten for a happy gut and a happy life
Living a happy and healthy life is what we all crave, isn’t it?
But, did you know that a good life starts with a healthy gut? And a healthy gut starts with the food we choose to eat.
Today is National Gluten-Free Day. We celebrate this day to bring awareness and education, to clean up our gut, and to appreciate the gluten-free lifestyle. What a great day to start a gluten-free diet or to incorporate less gluten in your food choices!
But first, let’s find out what a gluten-free diet has to do with the health of your gut.
Your gut is at its optimal state and smiling when you feed it healthy food like Veestro’s gluten-free, prepared meals like Mushroom Risotto or Portobello Steak Dinner. The intestines filter toxins and waste from all the food we ingest. Nutrients are gathered and then sent to the bloodstream and carried by the blood to vital organs. The healthier you eat, the better your organs function. The better functioning of your organs, the better you will feel and the happier you will be. So, the smart thing to do is to eat nutritious food as much as possible.
Many people do not realize they are walking around with unhealthy guts. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: unintentional weight changes, restless sleep, constant fatigue, skin irritations, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, or heartburn, rest assured that you can improve your health and happiness by choosing gluten-free food options.
A gluten-free diet might be in store for you. Let’s explore.
What is Gluten?
Gluten is a protein found in barley, rye, and wheat. These days, it can also be found in toothpaste, lip balm, and many other products and food such as soy sauce or beer. Gluten helps foods maintain their shape like a glue that holds food together. However, not everyone can eat gluten.
Some people are not able to consume any gluten because they have Celiac disease.
Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease that will not allow people to eat any gluten because it can damage the small intestine. It affects people differently. Some might have abdominal pain or diarrhea and others might not have any symptoms. Some people may become irritable, which is common. To avoid these symptoms and be good to your gut, embarking on a gluten-free diet is the only option.
If you are someone who has been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, you know to stay away from gluten.
Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
People with gluten sensitivity but not Celiac disease can eat gluten but in small amounts.
It is estimated that 20 million people in the U.S. have Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity. If after eating pasta, rye, or wheat, you feel fatigued, have nausea, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, inflammation, or even brain fog, you might be suffering from Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity. A doctor’s visit to determine your level of gluten insensitivity is in store if you are experiencing these symptoms. Adding plant-based, gluten-free meals will reduce or eliminate these symptoms and is an excellent choice for optimal gut health.
How Can I have a Happy, Gluten-Free Gut?
So, the best way to get your gut to a happy, healthy place is to eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, limit your meat intake, reduce white sugar, drink plenty of water, and of course, eat gluten-free food. Veestro’s gluten-free, plant-based, chef-prepared meals make it easy for you! You can have delicious, organic, and healthy food made from 100% plants without the fuss of cooking or meal preparation, and you will be contributing to a happy gut. How about Veestro’s Enchilada Casserole or Pad Thai?
Happy Gluten-Free Day!