In recent years there has been a lot of buzz in terms of the so-called gluten-free foods. You must have wondered what it is and why so many people have eliminated gluten from their diet.
The Gracie Barra team provides a detailed explanation about what this diet constitutes and what the health benefits are.
Gluten is a protein. Many athletes carefully monitor the amount of their protein intake, because its consumption helps in building up muscle mass. However, in the case of gluten the situation is different. Gluten is made from the combination of other two proteins, gliadin and glutenin, which are found in cereals such as wheat, barley, rye and oats. Although these foods are responsible for the basic power of most people, what many do not know is that gluten is the main culprit for celiac disease and one of the lead causes for obesity.
Based on these risks many people cut gluten from their diet. This does not mean that you have to give up favorite treats, such as bagels, pasta and pizza. It may be hard to believe but there are healthy substitutes that can make these foods healthy while retaining the flavor.
If you are part of the Gluten Free Generation but love pizza you are going to love Gracie Barra’s wonderful and super easy to make recipe for a gluten-free Pizza with Quinoa.
Meet the pizza quinoa. It’s nutritious, easy to make and best of all, delicious!
¹ / 2 cup of cooked quinoa
1 tablespoon chia (optional )
2 egg whites
Mix ingredients in the processor or blender and add seasonings of your choice . Set the pan and cook for a minute on both sides. Add the tomato sauce, oregano, a little mozzarella (light) few tomato slices and black olives. This is our suggestion, but feel free to experiment with your own filling.
Next week we’ll be talking more about the risks that this “bad protein” can cause us. Stay tuned, OSS.
This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional guidance. The use of vitamins and dietary supplements can benefit a person, but we recommend consulting a nutritionist, doctor or other specialist for evaluation and monitoring prior to using any health enhancement products.
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