We’ve all heard about this gluten free craze and many of us just don’t know what the go is! Is it good? Is it bad? We’ve looked into it and hopefully we have some answers for you!

Firstly, what is it? It is a protein composite that comes from wheat and also a few grains. It gives bread and other foods the elasticity that is has.  Numerous people are being diagnosed with coeliac and becoming intolerant to this gluten composite. With the foods stacking up on our supermarket shelves and all our cafe’s shouting the gluten-free options, it’s no wonder that we are all considering making the switch to gluten-free.

What do the experts say? Well, the numbers of gluten intolerant people have definitely steadily increased over time, this is because of the increased levels of gluten in bread and other products. Whilst cutting out gluten if you are a coeliac is absolutely vital for maintaining your health and avoiding becoming extremely ill, if you are not intolerant to gluten this has become an unnecessary thing.  Gluten itself is not a ‘bad food’ but excessive amounts can lead to health difficulties, including intolerances. Many people have particular health difficulties, but gluten can not be to blame for all of them! Cutting out gluten is just too simple to be a solution to everything, so try not to be a naïve consumer!

If you are coeliac however and in need of some invention in your kitchen, here is some tops gluten free recipes to play around with!

Barbequed Mushrooms with Feta

Pesto Zucchini & Potato

Berry Cakes

If you are struggling with intolerances or simply are confused with your diet plan, have a chat with us and we can talk to you about our Food Coaching program! Fantastic for personalising eating plans and shopping lists directly for YOU.

Give us a call on 07 5433 1187 for more information.


By Zoe Kirby