If you have read any of my post, by now you realize I grew up on junk food. So, no I didn’t like yogurt with granola. I never liked a lot of dairy or any granola bars. I didn’t even like the overly ‘sugared-to-death’ Go-Gurts. As you know, I grew out of my distaste of all good and ‘healthy’ foods and started trying delicious and nutrient dense foods. By the time I made it to this stage of my life, I had learned about non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Something that I was experienced and had little information about. Also, most people knew nothing about it or even believed it is a real thing. Scientificaly speaking, it is hard to prove, but also can’t be dismissed based on the studies. Gluten-free options were hard to find at that time.
According to the studies researched by nutritionfacts.org
“Until only a few years ago, almost the whole of the scientific world maintained that the wheat protein gluten would provoke negative effects only in people with rare conditions such as celiac disease or wheat allergies, but by the early part of 2013, it was largely becoming accepted that some nonceliac patients could suffer from gluten or wheat sensitivity”
As the medical community continues to learn more about gluten sensitivity, the severity and long-term complications are still unknown. I personally know through testing and experience, that a naturally gluten-free diet is best for me and my sensitivty. When I say ‘naturally’, I mean foods that are naturally gluten-free, not overly processed bakery type foods made to be ‘gluten-free’.
However, over the years, many amazing companies have grown into the ‘gluten-free’ industry with real, healthy ingredients. I love exploring these different foods and companies. I have found a few items such as bread, muffins and even granola. Purely Elizabeth has some of the best granola for a clean diet. It is not Paleo-approved, as it contains quinoa and chia seeds. however it’s filled with some amamzing ingredients that are all;
- Certified Vegan
- Certified Gluten-Free
- Non-Gmo Project Verified
- Certified Organic by Organic Certifiers
- Free of Refined Sugar
- Sweetened with Coconut Sugar, a Low-Glycemic Sweetener
- Baked with Coconut Oil
In the next couple of weeks I will share some recipes including granola. It is good with milk, yogurt, or on top of a smoothie. So, If you’re looking to add some ‘crunch’ to your snacks, try some gluten-free granola.
With love, health and happiness, LAB
*These are only my opinions. I am not sponsored in any way, shape, or form 😉