Why Is Gluten-Free Such A Trend?


Today we wanted to talk about gluten-free. Gluten is a general name for the protein found in wheat (wheatberries, durum, emmer, semolina, spelt, farina, farro, graham, kamut, and einkorn), rye, barley, and triticale. Gluten helps foods maintain their shape, acting as a glue that holds food together, that’s why gluten can be found in many types of foods, even the ones you wouldn’t expect.


Because of the gluey consistency that forms when water is added, gluten-rich grains can be hard to digest and can ‘steal’ our overall energy and make us feel lethargic. In addition, many of us are developing gluten sensitivities and allergies that can have from very light to very heavy symptoms.
Gluten-free is now more popular than ever, but what you need to pay attention to is the wholesomeness of the product. The majority of gluten-free flours and foods are made with refined grains, for example white rice and white corn. To have a truly healthy gluten-free product, rely on foods like oat (pick gluten-free certified oat if you are celiac), buckwheat, brown rice, quinoa, millet, cassava flour, chickpea flour, yellow cornmeal, almond flour, and coconut flour.

For example, in La Holista’s products we focus on oats, quinoa, chia seeds, coconut flours, and nut flours.

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