With bread and other grain based foods existing at the heart of every food culture, humans have thrived on grains for many thousands of years. However not all grains are created equal, and it’s important to fuel your body with the right ones. Some break down more quickly into sugars in our bodies while others are more complex. As our lifestyles have shifted towards more sedentary and urban-based, our dietary and digestive needs have also changed. Though carbs have gotten a bad reputation in the past few years, we need to consider the fact that with our changing lifestyles whole grains are a key part of our diet and fundamental to the New Gluten Free Holistic Movement.
The Gluten Free Grain A-list
Although not all ‘Good Grains’ are gluten free, Spiffy Bakeshop promotes the ones that are gluten free as these cause less inflammation, aid digestive health and support overall wellbeing.
What makes ‘em better?
Research consistently shows that people who eat a lot of whole grains are significantly less likely to gain weight over time than those who eat refined grains, such as white flour and corn flour. Unlike refined grains, many whole grains are excellent sources of soluble and insoluble fiber, both of which are beneficial to overall health. Because fiber digests slowly and release energy over a longer period, they help you feel fuller for longer and supports more balanced blood sugar levels which helps in reducing cravings. Additionally, some whole grain brown rice contain resistant starch, a carbohydrate that acts like a fiber in that it moves slowly through your digestive system, burning fat and stimulating satiety hormones that make you feel full and awesome!
The bottom line
Whole grains are part of a healthy, balanced diet. Furthermore there are a bounty of gluten free whole grains that truly nourish the body and support digestive health. Spiffy Bakeshop believes in a new holistic movement towards healthy eating that places just as much emphasis on what you put into your body as what you leave out.