Many people misunderstand gluten-free diets, gluten-free diets are supposed to be mainly your natural food sources and gluten-free grains. The misunderstanding is you are not supposed to pig out on gluten-free grain products, grains which are gluten or gluten-free are supposed to be consumed in moderation? Today the majority of people overeat grain products, this is the main reason people are overweight and experience autoimmune diseases. The best way for you to manage autoimmune disease is to eat your gluten-free grain products in moderation, even if you are not experiencing autoimmune disease this is the best method of prevention you will find?
High Carb Gluten-Free Foods
Protein and low carb foods are what you are aiming for to prevent and manage autoimmune disease, anything made with grains are high carb foods you should avoid or eat in moderation. These are the carbs which puts on extra weight and opens the door for autoimmune disease when overeaten, so the easiest way to avoid these health problems are to be more careful how much grain products you are eating in your diet. Gluten-free grains are not healthier for you, they just are easier on your digestive system.
GF Bread ( 1 Slice 15 Grams Of Carbs )
GF Pretzels & Chips ( 1 Oz 15 Grams Of Carbs )
1/3 Cup Of Rice ( 15 Grams Of Carbs )
1/2 Cup Gluten-Free Oatmeal ( 15 Grams Of Carbs )
Gluten-Free Low Carb Foods
You need a good combination of protein and carbs every day to feel your best, your best strategy is to make it a point to have some of both in every meal and snack every day. The more natural your food source the healthier benefits you will receive, watching your sugar and sodium contents in your food and avoiding as much processed foods is your best diet plan. We all need to treat ourselves now and then to spice our diets, the problem is the foods and snacks with these ingredients are highly addictive to the majority of people. Your best snack is dark chocolate, it is yummy enough to satisfy you, plus low in sugar and not as unhealthy for you? When I do use the gluten-free grains such as brown rice or quinoa, I add just one handful in a soup or stew I am preparing, this way I am getting some extra nutrients without gaining weight or harming my health.
Poultry ( Breast Meat Best )
Nut Butters ( Natural Best )
Fruits & Veggies
Fruit and veggies are your healthiest food groups for good carbs, the starchy veggies are higher in carbs and these you should limit yourself to serving no more than 1/2 cup. Other veggies you can eat your heart out, you can put a lot of these veggies into your belly without harming your waistline or your health. As for fruit you should stick to small pieces of fruit because of their sugar content, but fruit is a great snack especially when you are having a sweet tooth attack. Potato’s keep your serving to one small potato, adding corn and peas to your soups and stews are another way to get some extra carbs. You can even add a handful of your favorite gluten-free grain to your soups and stews, but only one handful to keep from gaining too much weight.
Legumes & Beans
These are great additions to your soups and stews, you can also use them as a side dish if you prefer. Black beans and chickpeas are two of your best of these to use, low in fat and high in protein plus some carbs. These provide you almost everything you are looking for in your gluten-free diet, experiment with new combinations or purchase yourself a gluten-free recipes book. 1/2 cup of these provide you with 15-20 carbs, these are the good carbs your body will thank you for.
If you are one of the lucky ones and can digest dairy products, there are some dairy products which are good for you. The majority of people who have problems with gluten, also experience problems with dairy. The reason for this is unless the dairy products are grass-fed only, you are getting some gluten from these products. Hidden gluten is the most difficult to avoid, milk, yogurt and most cheeses are very good choices for you. These products provide you with calcium and high protein and carbs, you will receive between twelve and thirty grams of carbs from these products.
What Is On My Mind Today?
Remember, some carbs are good for you, the carbs which comes from your natural food sources are your best carbs. At first, adjusting your diet seems so overwhelming, but after a short time you will have adjusted and grocery shopping will be easier for you. Many of the aisles in the grocery stores I just avoid, this saves me time and prevents temptation to give in to something I know I should not eat. This diet plan is well worth the extra work at first, what is more important in your life than you and your families health?