Wheat gluten increases gut permeability in everyone...
What is gluten
Gluten is a protein that can be found in wheat, barley and rye.
When the dough is kneaded, it starts to be elastic. The role of gluten is to build a soft skeleton for the dough that help wrapping the carbon dioxide produced by the yeast during fermentation. Thus, allowing the bread to expand during baking. Gluten contributes to the soft texture and appearance of the end product.
No one can digest wheat completely...
The wheat we consume today is not the same as what our ancestors eat!
Modern wheat has 3 times more DNA than ancient wheat by chemical mutagenesis. Our body do not have enzyme to digest those protein.
Increase gut permeability
The gluten in modern wheat increases gut permeability in everybody (not just those who have wheat allergy!) that result in leaky gut – a condition that results in chronic inflammation and food sensitivity.
The discomfort from gluten-induced leaky gut and inflammation is less noticeable and can occur hours or days later, making it difficult to notice. Symptoms include bloating, migrane, brain fog, depression.
To learn more about modern wheat and gluten, you can watch the video from “As One Cooking Academy” serviced by the Freefrom Foods International Association:
The founder of our company has personally tried a 30-day gluten-free diet as an experiment to see the changes in the body:
"There have been various comments and critics on gluten-free diet among the Internet and the media. So I did an experiment with myself in December 2019. I implemented a gluten-free diet for 30 days, and exclude wheat-based products from my diet, such as bread, spaghetti, pizza.
Then I ate hamburgers and waffles in January after the 30 days.
Wow! I noticed an intense headache immediately and bloating. I never knew I had such response before. Ever since my trial, I have tried to choose to eat less wheat products. And this choice helps me to keep my brain clear and function at its optimum level.
I may have 70 points in functioning in the past, and now I have 90 points after the gluten-free diet, ha!"
Which foods contain gluten?
Foods containing wheat gluten in daily life include wheat-based bread, biscuits, pizza, pasta, Chinese steamed buns, Chinese noodles, Japanese ramen, udon, etc.
It is worth noting that soups and sauces may also contain wheat gluten, including Chinese soy sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, teriyaki sauce, mirin, etc.
Check out our shop to explore alternative that help you with the gluten-free diet.
You can also check out As One Cooking Academy to learn about gluten-free cooking. www.as1cooking.com
Helps you eat healthier
A gluten-free diet by no means "nothing to eat"! Although there are a wide variety of foods made from wheat flour,
they have one thing in common—most of them are refined foods.
In addition to choosing gluten-free products as a substitute, it is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn to eat more whole foods, vegetables and fruits!
(Meats are also naturally gluten-free unless they are cured)
And learn about non-wheat nutritious grains, add more fruits and vegetables to your diet!
Complex carbohydrates are healthy carbohydrates that not only provide the energy needed by the body, but also source
of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Although fruits contain sugar, they are also rich in dietary fiber and vitamins, and also contain enzymes that help with
digestion and gut microbiome. They should not be compared with ordinary refined candies.
Nutritious whole grains
Apart from wheat, many whole grains are full of nutrition!
Examples such as beans, brown rice, sorghum, millet, buckwheat, quinoa, teff and more!