I must admit that I never really thought much about the whole Gluten-Free diet thing until recently.
I was amazed at how popular Gluten-Free eating actually is! Just by trying this Gluten-Free and Sugar Free Spinach Muffins recipe.
Gluten-Free and Sugar Free Spinach Muffins
Before thinking about taking up a gluten-free diet, I hear that it is important to find out what a gluten-free diet actually is.
I found that “Gluten” or the term “gluten” refers to the protein that in found in certain grains. The “Gluten” protein is found in wheat, rye, barley and certain other grains. Gluten is needed in breads to bind and shape the bread product. Becoming gluten-free means omitting these grains from the diet.
Some folks choose to become gluten-free in their diet while other folks need to become gluten-free in their diet.
According to Celiac.org,
Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications.
Celiac disease is hereditary, meaning that it runs in families. People with a first-degree relative with celiac disease (parent, child, sibling) have a 1 in 10 risk of developing celiac disease.
Experts say that if you suffer from celiac disease, the treatment calls for is a strict, gluten-free diet.
The gluten-free diet is not just for people who have celiac disease. Some people choose to follow this diet as gluten-free is easier on the intestines.
You could use a gluten-free flour to get around the gluten in a basic recipe.
There are also other gluten-free alternatives such as quinoa, flax and gluten-free oats. The easiest way to bake gluten-free is probably just to use a gluten-free all purpose flour.
Gluten-Free and Sugar Free Spinach Muffins sounds like something new and different to try
These muffins are good for anyone to try.
What do you serve this gluten-free sugar free muffins with?
I like juice and anything else that would be served with a muffin.