What is Gluten?

Author: FITivate | Published date: October 16, 2023 | Category: Nutrition

It is a group of proteins commonly found in wheat and barley, rye and spelt.

It helps to make bread elastic and enable it to rise when baked.

Why should you go gluten free?

3 major reasons why people should keep away from gluten?

  • Celiac disease (auto immune disorder)
  • Gluten intolerance (non-celiac gluten sensitivity)
  • Wheat allergy

If I have no allergies, is a gluten free diet good for me?

Not necessary, a gluten-free diet does not necessarily mean that it is healthy. A gluten free junk meal is still a unhealthy meal to the body.

Foods that are high in Gluten

  • Wheat
  • Spelt
  • Beer
  • Barley
  • Cereals
  • Rye
  • Bread
  • Pasta
  • Cakes
  • Pasteries
  • Cookies

Foods that are Guten free

  • Meat
  • Seafood
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Eggs and Dairy products (milk)

By : Alvin Ho

B (Eng), MBA, Certified Allied Healthcare/Fitness Professional (EIMS), Master Fitness Trainer / Fitness Nutrition, Resistance & Endurance Training Specialist (NFPT)



You Also Be Interested In