G-Free Diet Overview
The G-Free diet has become increasing popular. However while someone on a G-Free Diet may take in similar foods to a person who has been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, it is a different lifestyle than actually living with Celiac Disease.
There has also been word about the G- Free Diet, although not proven, that it can improve ones overall health.
Here are some of the “Pros” of being on a G-Free Diet
- Wheat (Gluten) does not completely break down in the body’s system
- Has been shown to help with Autism.
- Fruits and Vegetables are a more likely choice since you are limited by what you can eat.
- By paying close attention to what foods you are eating it can help you realize what and how much you are eating, along with making healthier food choices
- Improvements in cognitive functioning
The “Cons” of being on a G-Free Diet
- Gluten free foods are actually have more sugar in them to make up for the taste
- They also seem to be higher in fat (because it has to compensate since rice and tapioca flours for example do not hold together as well as regular wheat flour…so they combine them or substitute other ingredients because of this).
- Gluten Free Foods are generally more expensive-expect around double to triple the price of regular gluten foods.
- It is tough to eat out and be gluten free
- Gluten free foods don’t always have the fiber content or the vitamins that foods with gluten would normally provide you, so you must make sure to get fiber (flaxseed, nuts, yogurt, vegetables, and fruits) along with taking vitamin supplements.