Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 02, 2012
Americans are interested in gluten-free as they become more educated and have a better understanding of what is good and what is bad. Many diet fads are dangerous: skipping meals, only eating salads, eating only high protein. These diets can work – temporarily – and can result in not just regaining the weight plus more, but far harsher health problems. For this reason, Gluten-free diets have become popular.
"Don't believe the hype of diets that claim you can lose 15 lbs. in 4 weeks without diet or exercise."
The gluten-free diet is leading to weight-loss and healthier eating. In response, a private research firm, Ven Cleanse, is releasing a free copy of the 2012 Gluten-free meal plan and recipes to the public to help people get started the right way.
Starting at the beginning, gluten is a protein found in wheat, kamut, spelt, barley, rye, malts and triticale. It is used as a food additive in the form of a stabilizing agent. It is found primarily in cereals, certain grains, and wheat. Gluten makes bread chewy and prevents some foods from being sticky and doughy.
Why is Gluten-free suddenly so popular? More and more everyday people are discovering that they are gluten-sensitive. Private industry is stepping up to help fill the needs of gluten free diets as well. One research firm is releasing a free white paper on their website, http://www.vencleanse.com, to help people make this lifestyle change. Because of the increase of gluten-sensitivity in the public doctors from a variety of fields are getting involved and researching the benefits of gluten-free living. Doctors are finding that gluten-free diets have the benefits of:
- Losing Weight
- Increasing energy levels
- Improving cholesterol levels
- Promoting digestive health
- Reducing your risk of heart disease
- Reducing your risk of certain cancers
- Reducing your risk of diabetes
Professionals in nutrition and acupuncture are seeing the benefits of gluten-free diets as well. Clara Cohen wrote, “I work in natural health, preach a healthy lifestyle to my patients, regard prevention to diseases [as] la must for everyone to strive for and I consider myself in good health. But I have to say, there were some surprises along the way I did not expect:
- I lost 7 lbs. in the past 6 months (Wow: bonus!).
- I didn't miss bread as I thought I would. Yes, really!
- I had less cravings for sugar within 1 month. I ate much less sugar when eating out: no Mochas (the chocolate syrup contains wheat by products), no desserts, no pastries or banana bread at the coffee shop. So more healthy in the end.
- My pre-menstrual one cystic acne zit disappear completely.
- No more bloating, gas or loose stools.
- More - energy physically and mentally.” (What’s With the Gluten Free Craze Anyway, http://www.selfgrowth.com, 2012)
By choosing to follow a gluten-free diet people are actually eliminating a lot of foods they already know as unhealthy. Foods such as: fried foods, many desserts high in sugar and fat, and many processed foods.
It is good for everyone to avoid processed foods. Many processed foods contain a lot of gluten, chemicals, and artificial flavors that are not healthy. These overly processed foods also often have fewer nutrients. Grocery stores are helping by carrying more gluten-free foods and making this life-style more accessible to all. In addition, by eating gluten-free one is more than likely eat more fresh food. Fresh foods such as fruits and vegetables are a good source of nutrients that are non-starchy, and almost completely gluten-free. Another benefit is gluten-free diets will eliminate unhealthy oils and carbohydrates. These are often found in food items such as doughnuts and pastries. Many of the foods on a gluten-free plan are high in anti-oxidants, essential vitamins and minerals which will help ward off viruses, this making in a healthier life!
Gluten-free is healthy, but it is also important be careful. Most foods on a gluten-free diet will assist with healthy weight loss, especially when eating a well-balanced diet. Many of the gluten-free foods are healthy. Keep in mind, reading labels and getting a healthy balance of proteins, carbs, healthy fats, and nutrients is vital. And, of course, portion control is still a must!
Portion size no matter how healthy the food will affect weight loss! Eating a gluten-free diet will definitely help people lose weight, feel better, and be healthier. But, portion control is necessary also! Even when eating healthy foods increased portion size can contribute to a growing waistline.
Gluten-free is a successful lifestyle, not a fad diet! It is a process that will require forgetting those fad diets, and making lifestyle and dietary changes that can lead to a richer, more fulfilling life. It can be difficult to know where to start. Creating a meal plan from scratch can be daunting especially when taking into account the need to not only eliminate gluten, but to ensure the diet includes enough protein, nutrients, and minerals. But you are not on your own, seeking the advice of a doctor is always important before starting any major lifestyle change. This gluten craze has inspired a breakthrough Diet Meal Plan, which you can get a free copy of for a limited time by calling 888-548-6661 or emailing support(at)vencleanse(dot)com.
http://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition/weight-loss-programs.aspx, http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/whats-with-the-gluten-free-craze-anyway, http://www.bistromd.com/related-information/special-conditions/health-benefits-of-a-gluten-free-diet.aspx