You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about gluten lately. But what are the reasons behind the recent surge in gluten-free products, diets, and health warnings? Before you decide whether you should try out the new trend, take some time to learn more about the connection between gluten and your health. If you decide to try a gluten-free plan, many restaurants now offer tasty gluten-free options. You might be surprised at the gluten-free breakfast and lunch options available at your favorite restaurants.
What Is Gluten?
Gluten is a type of protein found in any wheat, barley, and rye products. It’s in most dough-based products like bread, crust, and pretzels as well as in a variety of other unexpected products like beer, ketchup, and ice cream. Products containing gluten aren’t always marked, so you may have to look up certain foods or request a special gluten-free menu when you’re at a restaurant.
More About Gluten Intolerance
Until recently, gluten intolerance was considered rare. The most well-know type of gluten intolerance is celiac disease. People with this disease have very strong reactions to gluten and must always avoid it. But there are many other kinds of gluten intolerances, and more links are constantly being discovered. Gluten intolerance has been linked to digestive conditions like IBS as well as to chronic headaches, chronic fatigue, and many other conditions.
How Do You Know if Gluten Is Affecting Your Health?
While there is a test for celiac disease, most other gluten intolerance can only be confirmed by trial and error. Most doctors recommend trying gluten-free eating for a week to see if you notice any differences in your health. Trying a gluten-free diet is easier now than ever before. You’ll be amazed at the variety of choices available at health-conscious restaurants. Whether you’re craving breakfast or lunch, gluten-free menus have you covered.
If you’re ready to try out a delicious gluten-free meal, come to The Broken Yolk Café to enjoy Carlsbad’s best non-gluten breakfast and lunch options. To learn more about our Carlsbad restaurant’s gluten-free menu options, call (760) 943-8182.