“Is it gluten-free?” You hear that everywhere these days! And rightfully so! Everyone from your IBS-prone brother to your autistic son requires gluten-free products (& sometimes casein-free if we’re talking autism). But why gluten-free?
In short, most wheat-based products make people feel sick, fatigued, ADD, anxious irritable & unhappy. But again, why?
Wheat is LOADED with insecticides ~ notably the herbicide casually-referred to as “round up” & chemically-known as “glyphosate”. In fact, it’s SO VERY LOADED with this gut-destroying/toxic chemical that Sarah (The Healthy Home Economist) wrote a popular article called “The Real Reason Wheat Is Toxic (It’s Not the Gluten)”.
Essentially, Sarah discusses how the “pre-harvest” wheat fields are “drenched” in glyphosate and (because we’ve been exposed to such vast amounts of glyphosate) we’ve developed an almost allergic “gut” reaction/autoimmune response to wheat as a whole ~ even organic wheat. In addition to Sarah’s point regarding glyphosate, American strains of wheat contain more gluten than ever before (“super gluten”). Furthermore, some people have a true allergy to wheat proteins. And excess grains ~ regardless of their form ~ can be inflammatory.
But you already knew that right? So that brings me to my next point which is…
KEYWORDS = “CAN BE”
THE BOTTOMLINE: You don’t want to remove wheat ~ only to then replace such with almost equally toxic ingredients. Processed foods are not great for your health. If you seek gluten-free products, do so with caution. Read labels carefully and don’t just rely on the words “gluten-free” as a selling point…Demand a better quality gluten-free product from your favorite brands.
So the point of this article isn’t to encourage you to stop eating gluten-free. It’s quite the opposite. However, if you’re going to do gluten-free substitutes, do it consciously! This is especially true for kids. Here’s an article from Food Renegade regarding an analysis of the ingredients found in Glutino’s “Toaster Pastry”. Glutino needs to step it up BIG time ~ they say they are committed to the non-gmo movement but they certainly need to reflect that in their ingredient lists ASAP…
A SHORT LIST OF WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN “IDEAL” GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCT
(It may be hard to find a product with all of these points↓. But read labels & decide based on the below.)
For more information on glyphosate & why it is such a MASSIVE PROBLEM in the U.S., check out the videos below.
↓ “Glyphosate” & Why It’s Just Awful ↓