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The top 10 positives of living a gluten free life

No matter if you are gluten intolerant or a celiac disease sufferer, eating gluten-free may seem hard at first but trust me, there are a lot of positive things about it.

  1. No more junk food. Now you have a good reason for that. You know you can’t eat that anymore because at the end of the day it will just destroy your health, making you super sick. Not to mention that these foods contain very high calories from sugar, fat and their nutrition value is probably zero. So even if you are not sensitive to gluten, it’s probably best to stay away from junk foods.

  2. You become an expert. You end up mastering the different food ingredients, reading the labels on food and drink packages and generally understanding what good food means to support a healthy lifestyle.

  3. You finally cook. Didn’t like cooking before? Or didn’t have the time for it? Finally, you are excited and you make the time for it because you have to. Your family feels like they have a master chef at home and they can’t stop praising you. How cool is that?

  4. You clean out your body. You get rid of all the toxins from your body and finally you’ve got fewer headaches, your body starts absorbing the vitamins and nutrition, therefore, you are more energetic, you sleep better, you just feel better. Who wouldn’t want that?

  5. You lose weight. You generally eat more fruits and vegetables, unprocessed foods and less bread and pasta which gluten-free versions just don’t taste the same anyway. After a very short time, you definitely see changes on the scale.

  6. You save some serious buck.Have you been eating out before at least once a week? Gluten-free options are available in many cafes and restaurants but they charge extra of course. You can literally save hundreds of dollars a month by cutting back on eating out – not to mention the potential cross contamination which is a serious concern for celiac disease sufferers.

  7. You eat out more.Straight opposite to the money saver: you find so much fun to discover new places to eat out. You google non-stop for gluten-free places in your city, checking social media for tips and spending hours on exchanging thoughts on recommended places. You might become the most popular person on Tripadvisor :)

  8. No more abdominal pain, gas, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea. Just to mention some of the most general symptoms of gluten sensitivity or Celiac Disease.

  9. No more joint and nerve pain, less fatigue. Rings the bell?

  10. You meet new people. It’s one of the best things in my opinion. You make new connections by joining different groups on social media. You find supporting groups, bloggers with tips, recipes, and recommendations on any topic you need help with.

Now tell me, what do you find positive about living a gluten-free life?

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