Gluten free diets aren’t necessarily healthy – it’s not just what you take out of your diet but what you put in that matters.
Taking gluten out of our diets is undeniably good in terms of managing inflammation and digestive health. If you’ve begun that journey, good for you! You will no doubt feel better. What we learned is that removing gluten is a good start, but it’s not a net benefit if gluten is replaced with loads of empty calories through excess carbohydrates — that are also profoundly unbalanced by a lack of protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
Many of the worst health problems we suffer today can be traced to these excess and unbalanced carbs, even when a gluten-free diet is followed. Carbohydrates are synonymous with glucose (sugar).
In his book Wheat Belly, Dr. William Davis states that eating refined carbohydrates from flour (whether wheat-based or gluten free), drives blood sugar higher than eating a tablespoon of sugar or a candy bar. Obesity, allergies, heart disease, inflammation, diabetes and other ailments result when carbs get out of balance with protein, fiber and healthy fats.
Gluten free products on the market today remove gluten and add excess carbohydrates. They are also devoid of essential vitamins and minerals.
By using sunflower seeds in SunFlour, we harness nature’s perfectly balanced superfood to solve this ‘nutrition inversion’. We’ve created a powerful and delicious way to start the day with the ideal amounts of protein, fiber and healthy fats and many essential vitamins and minerals:
Benefits of SunFlour® Over Other Flours
Next time you pick up a gluten free packaged good, look carefully at the nutrition label. Aside from removing gluten, does the product have any nutritional benefits or is it full of empty carbohydrates?
Click here to read more about the ideal macronutrient balance in healthy diets.