Why Go Gluten Free?
In order to feel healthier, many people have chosen to remove gluten from their diets. It’s well known that those who suffer from Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease affecting about 1% of the population, must refrain from ingesting gluten or suffer serious health consequences. People have discovered that gluten free food can help many symptoms, including recurring abdominal pain, chronic fatigue, headaches, joint and muscle pain, anemia, chronic diarrhea or constipation, leg or arm numbness, bloating, skin issues, and even anxiety and depression.
Lab testing can be done to identify Celiac disease, but gluten sensitivity or intolerance is a bit more difficult to pinpoint. The Gluten Free Society offers a self-test that may be helpful if you suffer from any of the symptoms listed above. An elimination diet might also help you identify foods, including gluten, that negatively impact how you feel.
Is Avoiding Gluten Right For Me?
There are misconceptions about a gluten free diet. Some people think it’s a weight loss plan, and others believe it’s a healthier diet for everyone. Neither of these is true! If you’re interested in weight loss, you’ll need to pay attention to calories and balancing your diet whether it includes gluten or not. And, in general, unless you have gluten intolerance, you’d be better off focusing on a balanced diet full of whole, unprocessed food.
For those diagnosed with gluten intolerance, starting a gluten free lifestyle can be overwhelming. Gluten is found in so many places where you wouldn’t expect it! But, our chefs are great at finding nutritious and delicious ways to develop a gluten free meal plan. We start with the safe groups: fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, dairy, beans, and nuts. Then, we explore the variety of naturally gluten free grains available to us, including rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth, and chia to name a few. There are many gluten free substitutes for things like pasta, bread and other baked goods. Our goal is to include as many whole, unprocessed foods in our gluten free meal deliveries as possible.
Gluten Free Meal Delivery Service
The Focused Fork gluten free meal delivery options will help anyone striving to maintain a lifestyle free of gluten stay on track. With nutrient dense meals prepared fresh every week, with local, organic ingredients, you’ll save time and money in the process! And, you’ll have healthy ready to eat prepared meals at your fingertips, which decreases the likelihood of slipping up and feeling sick.
Ready to give GF meal delivery a try?
Contact us or fill out the form below to set up your free one-on-one consultation. We’ll discuss your dietary restrictions, as well as flavor preferences to decide on the right plan for you.
*Please note, our kitchen is not certified gluten free
* It’s always a good idea to talk with your doctor before starting a specific diet. It’s especially important if you have any chronic health condition.