Are you always hungry for great healthy meal recipes? Is it a foremost thought because you need easy and delicious gluten-free meals? If this is so then you might also have other food sensitivities or allergies.
Some of us need:
- sugar-free (except fruit)
- digestion-friendly (eliminate IBS)
- allergy-friendly (wheat, gluten, soy, etc.)
- low glycemic
Food and environmental sensitivities can wreak havoc on digestive systems. Growing awareness of and willingness to do without gluten and high glycemic foods is becoming revolutionary.
Low glycemic foods are highly important for optimum health. They also affect hunger, appetite, and blood sugar levels. The glycemic index of foods is actually a ranking of foods and their result on blood sugar levels. High glycemic foods are carbohydrates that break down quickly during digestion. Low glycemic foods are carbohydrates that break down slowly during digestion; they release glucose into the bloodstream slowly.
Two great advantages of using (eating) low G.I. foods are:
- they help burn body fat, not muscle
- they help fill you up, keeping your appetite satisfied longer.
It's pleasant not to feel hungry, and to release fat. One thing I have noticed in glycemic index informational books is that there is no help for people with food sensitivities such as gluten.
Gluten in wheat, barley, rye, and oats is intolerable for celiacs. That seems to rule out quite a bit of food to enjoy. At first, it can seem overwhelming and depressing. Actually, there are several grains that don't contain gluten and taste delicious. Corn, soy, potato, tapioca, buckwheat, amaranth, and sorghum are but a few of the flours that have been made from gluten-free foods. These flours make good cookies, cakes, bread and other foods like pasta.