Gluten is a protein that is found in most grains, holding most of their fibres together like a glue, to keep the food in tact while it ferments. Despite gluten being so widespread, many people have gluten-related disorders, much of which remain undiagnosed. The most obvious of such is coeliac disease. For those with Coeliac disease, being Gluten Free is essential to their health, but a Gluten Free Diet also has huge benefits for many other people.
These benefits includes: improved cholesterol level, digestive health, energy levels and weight loss. It may also help in reducing the risk of diabetes and/or obesity. Removing gluten from your diet removes many of the unhealthy processed foods that you may be used to consuming. A gluten-free lifestyle can help establish a health-orientated regime that will continue to benefit your life.
An entirely gluten-free diet means used to mean you missed out on the luxury of great bread, cookies and other such products, but with the dedication and innovation of some really great food providers (like us here at Bakeworks!), you are still able to access some of the best on offer. Of course, there will be some lifestyle changes, but many, perhaps, may be for the better!
If you are considering going gluten free, we recommend starting of simply with a few substitutions before going all out. As with any significant diet change, it may be best to check in with a doctor or health professional before making any drastic changes to your lifestyle. Also consider your intentions to get the most out of it.