Often people considering a gluten free diet plan want to know if organic gluten free foods are really necessary. That is a good question to ask and we will discuss the reason for going organic, as well as, gluten free.
1. Why go gluten free?
If you are starting a gluten free diet you are probably allergic to the gluten protein in wheat, rye and barley. All grains contain the gluten protein, but, for some reason, the gluten in some grains are allergenic.
You may think that the world is being unfair to you, because almost every prepared food contain some type of gluten grain. Instead, you should be thinking your lucky stars. Why? Because, now you will be conscious of a healthy diet, which may add several years to your life and give you a much better lifestyle while you are living.
This event gives you the opportunity to explore the world of truly healthy foods and other lifestyle changes that can make a dramatic improvement in the way you feel and the success in life that you can enjoy.
2. What is organic food?
You have, probably, heard about organic foods, but just never give it much thought. You just continue your routine of going to the grocery store and picking out whatever your taste buds dictate.
Organic is a term applied to foods that are raised without chemicals. Think about it, our ancestors all ate organic. Because modern farming methods proved to be faster and easier we have adopted practices that are starting to prove to actually harm our health instead improve it.
Modern day farming practices require huge amounts of chemicals to make a plant grow, keep weeds at bay and kill off any insects. One source estimated that 1.2 billion pounds of pesticides were used every year. That may not be a true number, but it points out the fact that there are tons of chemicals being beloved on our environment and our food gets a large portion of that.
Organic foods are produced by growing crops with composting methods that build soil humus and improve the soil. It has been stated that our foods today do not contain near the minerals that they had a few years ago, because we continuously take the same nutrients out of the soil and put few back.
Yes, organic food usually cost more, although that is not always true. One of the best places to buy your produce is the local farmers market. In our society we want to take very good care of our homes, cars, the lawn mower and all the other toys we have, but when it comes to our bodies we can buy the cheapest foods that we can find with no thought to what it is doing to our health.
If you are changing to a gluten free diet I would highly recommend that you start using organic foods to assist your body in healing from the damage done by the allergy to gluten.
3. Being conscious of your health.
When it comes to being healthy there is not a magic pill or potion. You need a balance in lifestyle (stress), food consumed and exercise. Your body was designed to live on food produced by nature and you had to gather your food by hand. Today we sit most of the day and eat processed foods that little food value in them.
It is time you started to research what it really is best for your health and life. You will not only feel much better, but your life will be better.
There are three things to think about if you are having a problem with a gluten protein. I hope this will lead you to start thinking about your lifestyle and the kind of life that you desire to live. Putting organic gluten free foods into your health plan may be the ticket you need to a better life.