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?
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
One of my favorite dishes to order at a dim sum Chinese restaurant is scallion pancakes. These thin, round pancakes are crispy out the outside and chewy on the inside.
Until I started making them about a year ago, I didn’t realize how easy they were to cook at home!
I come from California, the land of salad for dinner. You can’t ask for a much simpler homemade meal (I mean, unless cereal counts).
With this easy and delicious steak salad, pan-seared skirt steak sits atop a bed of spring greens, carrots, radishes, and apples. The miso vinaigrette- tangy, sweet, substantial, and full of umami, provides another layer of wow.
Is it spring yet?!
Where I live in the Northeast, the sun says it’s spring but the temperature outside says it’s anything but. We could still have a major snowstorm as late as April!
This noodle bowl is perfect for this in-between time. Poached eggs add a satisfying richness to the meal. They are also symbol of renewal, and right about now, I’m ready for one.
When spring finally makes an appearance around here, it does so with an explosion of green. Trees that have stood gloomily bare for months begin to leaf out all at once, beckoning us to wake up(!) and get ready for the warmer days to come.
Thus the inspiration for this lovely green spinach risotto.
It’s a simple risotto—made in the classic way with risotto rice, stock, wine, and Parmesan—with the addition at the end of a half pound of chopped baby spinach with a little lemon zest and juice to brighten the flavors.