A lot of us are used to finding a gluten-containing dessert somewhere around the corner or on a shelf in our local grocery store, but the proliferation of gluten-filled options has made a comeback.
A study by the University of Pennsylvania suggests that more than 30 percent of American adults are now gluten-sensitive, and a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry suggests that some 20 percent of Americans may have celiac disease.
It’s easy to see why: gluten-laden foods are the easiest way to get processed, sweet, and processed-sweet.
In a study by Harvard researchers, people who eat a lot of processed foods are more likely to develop Type 1 diabetes, while people who are not overly sensitive to processed foods have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
The problem is that the food industry has become too big and powerful to just ignore, and that means companies need to do something to protect the interests of their customers.
That means, of course, getting the word out about gluten-safe food.
And this isn’t the only way to go about it.
A 2016 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that people with Type 2 Diabetes were about three times more likely than people without Type 2 to eat processed food, and those with Type 1 Diabetes were six times more than people with normal glucose levels.
In 2016, the Center for Science in the Public Interest put together a “gluten-free diet” that included eating only whole grains and eating fermented foods.
It included recipes for a gluten free breakfast, an alternative to a breakfast sandwich, and an all-grain pizza.
This isn’t just about avoiding processed food.
Gluten-Free Diet: Making it fun and healthy is important, but it can be done with a whole lot of variety.
It can be gluten- and dairy-free, whole grains, fermented, whole fruit, and so on.
A lot more.
So what can you do to help the gluten-intolerant?
You can start with the simple step of learning about how to make your own gluten-friendly foods.
We know this is hard.
We’ve been telling you about the best gluten-sugar-free desserts for a while now, but this year, we’ve got even more.
These recipes can help you find your own gluttonous diet.
You can also get the recipe for a healthier breakfast sandwich or a gluten friendly pizza.
Here are a few recipes to get you started.
Glutinous rice cereal recipe Gluten Free Rice cereal recipe Ingredients 1 cup (240 mL) water 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup (120 mL) rice cereal mix (or gluten free whole wheat flour, gluten free oats, gluten- free barley, or gluten free rye flour) 1/3 cup (60 mL) nonfat milk 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/6 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup rice cereal (1/2-ounce package, or 1 cup with 2 tablespoons liquid) 1 1/16 cups (500 mL) whole grain flours, glutenfree (such as corn, oat, or buckwheat) Directions Mix water, flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
Stir in rice cereal.
Make sure to stir thoroughly.
Divide the mixture evenly among 8-10 plates.
Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
If you are using non-gluten cereal (such a oats, rice, barley, etc.) make sure to let them sit out at room temperature for up, and up to a week.
When ready to eat, scoop out the remaining batter and set aside.
To make gluten-Free Rice cereal, combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.
Add the milk, and blend until smooth (or add more milk if it is too thick).
If the batter is too thin, add the remaining ingredients.
Add to cereal bowl.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Recipe Notes This recipe can be made gluten- or dairy- and grain-free if you have both.