Grains

Grains

Eating grains can play a major role in a person’s diet. Whole grains are considered a healthier choice over refined grains. But because a food item is considered healthy doesn’t mean that we should over consume it.

“Less is more.”

Over the last fifty years or so, wheat or gluten has become very popular and can be found in a variety of processed foods, from cereals, salad dressings, condiments, baking powder, canned meats and fish in broth, cheese products etc.

As a result our systems have become bombarded with it and we are seeing more and more people suffering from gluten intolerance.

How can you help yourself?

Try a 4-Day Rotation Diet. I have learned this from ALCAT. The idea is to eat a variety of natural, whole foods daily, but not to eat the same foods for four days. As a result the body has four days to clear itself from those foods before ingesting them again. This method has proven to be very effective in eliminating food intolerance and food sensitivity.

By eating the same foods repeatedly without much rest in between we can become toxic and no longer benefit from the foods we hope to absorb essential nutrients and vitamins.

Which takes us back to the dominance of wheat and gluten in our world! If you see these words on product labels they in fact could be sources of gluten in processed foods and beverages.

  • Emulsifiers
  • Flavourings
  • Hydrolyzed Plant Protein
  • Natural Flavourings
  • Stabilizers
  • Starch

Places I wouldn’t even think of looking for gluten:

  • Ketchup, mustards, oriental sauces
  • Deli meats
  • Brown Rice Syrup (may contain malted barley)

I read labels carefully and try to make as much of our food from scratch so that I know exactly what is in the food we eat. I am trying to do better, and be a more conscientious consumer by buying products that use less packaging and from companies who consider the environment.

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