Many A-list celebrities such as, Scarlett J., Lady G., Billy Bob T. and front line athletes, N. Djokovic, D. Brees, V. Williams, are cutting gluten from their diets in search of optimum health and wellness.
Gluten-free products are now prevalent in the marketplace. It has never been easier to pursue a regime of gluten-free eating.
Having just returned from my local supermarket, where gluten-free cornflakes were prominently displayed, I wondered if cornflakes were always free of gluten or if this version has somehow been cleverly modified to rid the unwanted protein.
Some nutritionists argue that often what has been left out of a product in an attempt to make it healthier is not necessarily as important as what has been put in.
A little research reveals the fact that gluten is present in grains such as wheat, barley and rye, which in themselves would not be difficult to avoid. However, the intensive and complex manufacturing methods used to produce modern foods results in gluten being a common additive in everyday food items. There is no gluten in corn; however, cornflakes may contain it as one of their many ingredients.
Particularly in relation to one hugely popular snack bar. Toosum is a staple that athletes and health conscious celebrities eat as a nutritious snack. This bar is a combination of good nutrition, great taste, and it comes in four great flavors that are gluten-free, dairy free and the fact that it is only 100 calories as an added bonus!
So what ingredients make the Toosum snack bars so delicious?
All natural ingredients that provide unique flavor, sweetness and texture.
The ingredients that go into all four flavors of snack bars:
Gluten free oats, Greek yogurt, blueberries, acai berries, cranberries, cherries, plums, coconut, chamomile, chia seeds, cashew butter, chicory root, sunflower seeds and almonds.
Toosum snack bars are more than a time-saving strategy or an excuse to skip a proper meal. Whether choosing a gluten-free diet as a matter of choice, following the fashion trend, or acting on medical advice to avoid aggravating food allergies, you will find that healthy eating alternatives are available in the form of highly nutritious snack bars, as well as many other yummy products.
What are the essential elements of a gluten-free diet?
Fresh, unprocessed food: meat, fish, poultry, as well as fruit and vegetables, fresh eggs, beans, seeds and nuts, most dairy products. Avoid anything overly processed or rich with additives.
To stay on a path to optimum health and wellness, eating gluten-free will make you feel better. Now combine that with a consistent fitness program to make you feel stronger, in great shape and you have yourself in a more healthy body and mind.
No wonder many stars and athletes are going gluten-free!
Just so you know you are not alone and that it is actually cool to be on this so trending diet.
Here is a list of celebrities who follow a gluten-free diet:
Al Roker, television weather presenter
Billy Bob Thorton, actor
Dannii Minogue, singer/songwriter
Gwenyth Paltrow, actress, cookbook author
Ian Somerhalder, actor
Ingrid Michaelson, singer
Jennie Garth, actress – from an article in People Magazine
Jessica Alba, actress
Lady Gaga, singer
Miley Cyrus, singer/actress
Miranda Kerr, supermodel
Rachel Weisz, actress
Selma Blair, actress
Victoria Beckham, actress and fashionista
And gluten-free athletes:
Amy Yoder Begley (Celiac) - US Olympic Runner
Cedric Benson (Celiac) - NFL
Celebrity Moms with child following GFCF Diet for Autism
Drew Brees - Super Bowl Winning NFL Quarterback - Sports Illustrated Article
Jenny McCarthy, Actress
Justin Morneau - MLB (gluten/dairy/sugar-free)
Novak Djokovic - Tennis - won 39+ tennis matches after going gluten-free
Raul Ibanez - Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder
Rich Gannon (former NFL Quarterback)'s Daughter, Danielle
Sabine Lisicki - Tennis
Sarah Jane Smith (Celiac) – LPGA
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We know you’re careful about what you eat at meal times—lots of veggies, healthy protein, complex carbs. But snack time can be tricky because many “healthy” snack bars out there are loaded with sugar and calories or packed with preservatives and other ingredients concocted in a lab, not a kitchen.
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