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The Benefits of Being Gluten-Free

Posted: 2014-03-19

Because you have gone gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to give up the bread, pizza and other items that you love so much. With our gluten-free menu, you can enjoy all of the same items you have in the past, without the gluten.

Gluten-free diets have become very popular, not only for those who cannot digest gluten, but also for those that just overall feel better when they cut gluten out of their everyday diet.

In recent years, the gluten-free diet has become a popular trend. Although, gluten-free products are starting to line the shelves at grocery stores, many are still unaware of the health benefits of a gluten-free diet. Gluten in a type of protein that is found in foods such as cereals, some grains, and most foods containing wheat. Gluten keeps the elasticity intact in foods during the fermentation process of production. It’s what makes bread or cookies “chewy” and gives it the sticky, dough-like texture.

A gluten-free diet can have a variety of health benefits, such as improving cholesterol levels, promoting good digestive health, increasing energy levels, and more. Furthermore, if you choose this diet path, you are often eliminating those items you cannot get gluten free, such as certain types of breading or foods with high sugar and fat content.

Overly processed foods can contain a lot of gluten and can contain chemicals, artificial flavors, and much more. Eating gluten-free foods will have you eating more fruits and vegetables, and other non-starchy foods. It also helps you eliminate unhealthy carbohydrates found in gluten based bread products, doughnuts and pastries.

As gluten-free products and recipes are becoming more prevalent, eating gluten-free is becoming easier. You don’t have to stop eating those pizzas and pastries you love, you just have to find the gluten-free version to hold you over.  At East Coast Pizza, we offer a wide variety of gluten-free recipes. Whether you are gluten-intolerant of just eating gluten-free for the health benefits, we are here with the food you want to eat.

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