Grains are a staple in most traditional diets, but many people are cutting out this food group.
Some do this to alleviate allergies or intolerances while others choose a grain-free diet in an attempt to lose weight or improve their health.
A Grain Free Diet is similar to a gluten-free restrictive diet. However, a Grain Free diet eliminates all foods containing grains not just gluten.
Here are the top 5 reasons you may want to consider eating a grain free diet:
- Curb Your Food Addiction.Eating foods that are high on the glycemic index (grain foods) is associated with an addictive response. No wonder you can’t stop at just one roll in an Italian restaurant!
Yet, eating foods that are low on the glycemic index (protein rich food, vegetables) help protect you from food addictions. If you feel like you just can’t stop craving unhealthful foods, a grain-free diet may be helpful in empowering you to break the cycle.
- Support Your Heart Health
There is some evidence that eliminating grains can help lower cholesterol, LDL (not-so-good cholesterol), and triglyceride levels.
- Improve Your Leaky Gut and Inflammation
Gluten and wheat products may be connected to the development of leaky gut syndrome. Therefore, eating grain-free may help improve food sensitivities, thyroid problems, fatigue, headaches, skin issues, and weight gain.
4. Benefit Those with Autoimmune Conditions.Research suggests that people living with Celiac Disease often do not resolve their health concerns even when strictly adhering to a gluten-free diet. A completely grain-free diet often eliminates their symptoms.
- A Grain Free Diet May Improve Energy. Chronic fatigue is a symptom of gluten intolerance, as well as a symptom that is common in individuals with autoimmune disease. a meal or snack rich in processed grains generally creates a quick rise in blood sugar and insulin levels, followed by a drop in energy. Eliminating grains from the diet may improve energy.