Avoiding Gluten with the Prasouda Diet

Especially in the last couple of years gluten sensitivity and intolerance have become a focus of many health enthusiasts. Research has shown that as many as 1 in 3 people are at least sensitive to gluten and many of them don’t handle it well at all.

Given this new focus, many people struggle with finding what to eat. Avoiding gluten can actually be quite difficult, as gluten grains are in thousands upon thousands of food products in a typical grocery store. This makes choosing a diet difficult and often steers people away from many traditional diets because they contain gluten.

Such is the case with the Mediterranean diet, otherwise known as the Prasouda diet. Although the original Prasouda diet utilized grains that were unrefined, much lower in gluten and didn’t seem to have the same negative impacts on health, modern interpretations of the Mediterranean diet tend to contain various gluten grains and other low-quality grain products. For people trying to avoid gluten, it’s common to skip over otherwise healthy diets like the Prasouda diet because of this single factor.

Nevertheless, the Mediterranean diet has been found to be one of the healthiest on earth and the only aspect of it that is potentially unhealthy are the gluten grains present in modern interpretations of the diet. If you’re planning to go gluten free, don’t be afraid to pick a healthy diet like the Prasouda diet and simply eliminate the gluten grains. The rest of the diet, which is composed mainly of fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, eggs, poultry, nuts, legumes and some meat, is extremely healthy. It would be a shame to ignore the various health aspects of this diet simply to avoid gluten.

As with any diet that seeks to avoid certain food groups, remember that the food groups you do eat are just as important as the ones you don’t. Don’t get too wrapped up in avoiding a single nutrient and lose sight of the general health of your diet.

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