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Discover the variety of gluten free products available at Nature’s Pharm.  Our choice selection of gluten free foods allows you to plan meals and eat what you like, while staying inline with your gluten free diet.

The importance of a gluten free diet

Research shows that a minimum of 1 in 133 people cannot digest the gluten protein and 1 in 7 have a “gluten sensitivity,” or wheat intolerance. For these those in this category, digestion of gluten can triggers a reaction, which interferes with proper nutrient absorption.

What are the health benefits?

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The health advantages of following a gluten free diet can vary from person to person, however in general they include:

  • Reduced belching
  • Improved energy levels
  • Improved metabolism
  • Improved concentration
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Reduced flatulence
  • Reduced bloating
  • Weight regulation
  • Improved nutrient absorption

Symptoms of gluten intolerance

Symptoms of gluten intolerance, although they vary, will often include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation, an itchy rash, canker sores, bone or joint pain, fatigue, depression, and even sterility. If you believe you’ve got a protein or wheat intolerance or celiac disease, eliminate wheat, barley, and rye from your diet for a couple of weeks and see if symptoms improve.  Consult with your care provider for testing choices.

If you feel it could help, why not try gluten free and see how much better you feel?

Gluten Free Recipes

  • Shrimp Quesadilla
    Shrimp Quesadillas

    Quesadillas have to be my favorite go-to food for lunch. They’re just so easy to make! Especially when you have tortillas and cheese in the fridge, which we almost always do.

    One way to take a quesadilla from snack to a meal is to add some protein, like chicken, beef, or in this case shrimp.

    First marinate raw shrimp in a little lime juice and chili pepper. Then sauté the shrimp and add it to your jack-cheese quesadilla along with red onion and cilantro. Serve with some sliced avocado, sour cream, maybe another squeeze of lime juice, and you’re set!

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  • Classic Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
    Classic Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

    For years, iceberg lettuce got a real thrashing from chefs who thought of it as tasteless and nothing but texture. What’s wrong with great texture?

    Cut up a head of iceberg for a classic wedge salad, add blue cheese dressing, smoky bacon, and a few cherry tomatoes, and even the worst kitchen snobs will change their minds!

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  • Blueberry Slump
    Blueberry Slump

    When it’s blueberry season, all thoughts (at least at my house) turn to pie or cobbler. Except when it’s so hot outside the asphalt is melting and the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven.

    Enter the New England classic—Blueberry Slump! (or Blueberry Grunt if you’re from some parts)

    A slump is made entirely on the stovetop, no need to heat the kitchen with your oven. Into a pot go blueberries, lemon, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar, which you heat until the berries are bubbling.

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  • Make-Ahead Feta and Spinach Breakfast Wraps
    Make-Ahead Feta and Spinach Wraps

    This post is brought to you in partnership with Frigo® Cheese.

    These cheesy spinach and feta breakfast wraps make life easy, whether you are serving them at a big potluck brunch or just for your family during the week.

    Frigo’s tangy Feta Cheese and spinach are such a classic and irresistible combo – doubly so when paired with the soft scrambled eggs in this recipe. The wraps are so quick to assemble, though you can also make them up to two days in advance and reheat in the oven or microwave. What’s not to love?!

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