Oh, the shelves are exploding with gluten free products and that is great for those of you who are gluten intolerant…but is it pulling us away from what our bodies are really asking for????….cellular food….
Can we eat gluten free crackers (etc)?
My Answer: WHY??? Just curious…..cuz’ it’s still an unnecessary carb – eat a carrot if you are looking for crunch.
Also, gluten-free is all a marketing buzz right now, same as all-natural, fat free, low fat – have you ever seen any of this printed on the side of a fruit or vegetable??
Sure it’s great to avoid gluten in our diets because grain has been destroyed, altered etc by GMOs, spraying, splicing etc. (don’t take just my word -you can do the research – and listen to your body (bloating, gas, IBS,etc)
I checked out a few labels….hmmm…ask yourself, do I really want to ingest what’s on this label? Will this stuff feed my cells, or is it feeding my emotions, habits, if you really want to eat this stuff..…if the answer is yes, then go for it…..your choice.
Glutino Gluten Free cracker ingredient list: INGREDIENTS: First ingredient – sounds yummy doesn’t it…CORN STARCH, WHITE RICE FLOUR, ORGANIC PALM OIL, hmmm, not really into modified myself – how are they modifying it, what are they doing to it, hmm MODIFIED CORN STARCH, DEXTROSE, EGGS, SUNFLOWER LECITHIN, SALT, GUAR GUM, SODIUM BICARBONATE, AMMONIUM BICARBONATE, ROSEMARY EXTRACT.
Mary’s Organic – better choice Ingredients: Organic Short Grain Brown Rice, Organic Whole Quinoa, Organic Brown Flax Seeds, Organic Brown Sesame Seeds, Filtered Water, Sea Salt, Organic Wheat Free Tamari (Water, Whole Organic Soybeans, Salt, Organic Alcohol Or Organic Vinegar). Contains Soy & Sesame.
A carrot (fresh out of your garden, organic or from your farmer’s market)….. BEST CHOICE – it’s crunchy, it’s real, you can dip it like a cracker…… With this orange crunchy powerfood, you get vitamin A and a host of other powerful health benefits including beautiful skin, cancer prevention, and anti-aging. Vitamin A assists the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body. It reduces the bile and fat in the liver. The fibers present in carrots help clean out the colon and hasten waste movement.
The fall is a beautiful time to be eating carrots and root vegetables. Try this great Raw Carrot Crackers recipe
It’s all about choice and consequences…keep in mind your cells!!!
If you need to take baby steps, do so. Getting off the grain-train can be very difficult. See if you can step onto the veggie-train and pass by the gluten-free train (most of the time).
I will give you straight up answers but trust me; I’ve taken many baby steps.
Do what you can!
Want to know more about gluten, read the interesting article Is Gluten REALLY The Culprit.
Peas, Love and Veggies,
Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending. You can get your PDF copy here