For people who have been diagnosed with coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance, dietary sources of gluten need to be avoided But for those who might be considering going gluten-free without a medical diagnosis, the question is, is a gluten-free diet actually a healthier option?
Just because something is labeled ‘gluten-free’ doesn’t necessarily mean it’s healthy – check out the list of preservatives and sugars on some such products to see what we mean But on the other hand, some gluten-free alternatives, made with ingredients like quinoa, almonds and beans, are much better for us than the standard products made with bleached, white wheat flour
It really comes down to knowing what’s in the food you’re eating, which ingredients provide the best nutrition and what your own body can handle. If you think you have a gluten sensitivity, we’d recommend you seek medical advice before you diagnose yourself and go gluten-free, to ensure you are doing what’s best for your health.
At The Healthy Mummy, we recommend a balanced diet with a little bit of everything and lots of fruit and veggies. We’ve put together this book, full of healthy and delicious gluten-free recipes, for those of you have been diagnosed with a gluten sensitivity and also those who want to try some gluten-free alternatives to wheat-based ingredients