Gluten Free: Why Try It?
Why go gluten free? Do you feel sluggish or tired during day? Is your immune system off its rocker? Does your stomach bloat when you eat products containing wheat, barley or rye? You may have a slight sensitivity to gluten.
<br>Here at Beetnix Juice Bar in Downtown Savannah, we take pride in providing delicious and nutritious food options that contain no gluten. Did you know that gluten causes gut inflammation in 80% of the population? Gluten triggers an immune response that can potentially damage the small intestine. This damage makes it hard for the small intestine to absorb nutrients and creates a gateway for toxins to enter the bloodstream. Many call it “the leaky gut syndrome.” <br>If you are considering eliminating gluten from your diet, try it for 30 days and see how it makes you feel. If you live in the Savannah area, you can even do the 40 Days to Personal Revolution Challenge that Dancing Dogs Yoga offers to help you through your journey! Nine times out of ten most people love the way they feel after 30 days and decide to commit for life. After eliminating gluten from your diet, you should feel more energetic, less bloated, and inspired to try something new like a yoga class at Dancing Dogs Yoga, located above Beetnix in Downtown, Savannah! You can practice yoga and head downstairs to Beetnix afterwards to enjoy a made to order juice or pitaya bowl.
Going gluten free has been an ongoing trend for several years. There is a right and wrong way to go about it. Choose your gluten free foods wisely. This is where things get tricky. Do your research! Just because the box says “gluten free” on the label, does not mean it is “fat free” and “healthy”. Many processed gluten free products are loaded with sugars and starches to replace the gluten. This is why it is important to read the labels before you buy the products. Try to avoid processed foods at all costs and stick to naturally gluten free foods like vegetables and fruits. Also consider making your own gluten free baked goods. Beware of products containing large amounts of tapioca starch, potato starch, and white rice flour. Look for products that have flours like brown rice, quinoa, millet, almond, coconut, teff, and amaranth. These flours are high in fiber, nutrients, protein, vitamins and minerals. If you simply do not have the time to put forth in meal planning, there are many restaurants in the Downtown Savannah area that offer gluten free options, including Beetnix! Keep in mind that being gluten free is a choice that only you can make. What do you have to lose? Make your gut a happy gut!
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