Eat something that tastes good and is actually good for you.
Why Grain Free?
Many gluten free products are often made with refined grains or pure starch, and are higher in carbohydrates and lower in protein and other nutrients than whole wheat flour. Many use rice flour or tapioca flour, which have less protein and fat than regular whole wheat flour.
Processed white flour today is lacking nutrients and over-consumed. Our flour mix of almond and coconut flour provides nutrients!
In some cases, other grains like oat, rice, and spelt can also have similar effects on the body as gluten does, although it varies among individuals.
Why no refined sugar?
There are no proteins, essential fats, vitamins or minerals in sugar, yet it is high in calories and damaging to your teeth and liver. Its consumption has increased dramatically, alongside diabetes and obesity
The Obesity Society found "the top 20% of adult consumers are eating 721 calories from added sugar per day, on average. This is equally alarming for the top 20% of children who are consuming on average 673 calories from added sugar per day." Especially when the recommended intake for women is 100 calories (6 teaspoons) and 150 calories (9 teaspoons) for men.
Refined sugar is high in fructose, which in excess is stored as VLDL cholesterol. VLDL contains the highest amount of triglyceride which increases risk of coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke.
Latest research has shown sugar has fat promoting and addictive effects due to how it effects hormone regulation in the brain.
At GF+1 aren't anti- anything, we're just pro- good food. We find that BALANCE is the key and that each person has an individual optimal balance requirement for their own diet. Reducing the amount of refined grain and sugar, or simply being aware of the amount of processed foods you consume can be beneficial and eye opening. You'd be surprised at how many foods contain unnecessary wheat or sugar; you may be consuming more than you think. "Gluten Free" or "Sugar Free" does not always equal Good Food.
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment