What Are the Differences Between Gluten Free and Wheat Free?
There are a few differences between gluten free and wheat free. One note to make is that it is possible for someone to be on a wheat free diet and not need to be on a gluten free diet. However, if someone is on a gluten free diet for health issues, it is also necessary for them to be on a wheat free diet. ALL wheat has gluten in it.
A gluten free diet is necessary for people suffering from Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), bloating, gas, and allergic reactions to gluten. A wheat free diet is usually associated with an allergic reaction to wheat itself. A wheat allergy might include skin irritations, rashes, hives, nasal congestion, and digestive tract issues among other symptoms.
Because gluten is in all wheat products, anyone with digestive problems related to gluten should also avoid wheat products. Some of the benefits of going gluten free and wheat free are better digestion, weight loss, more energy, and a potential reduction in inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. A gluten free diet has also been shown to help some children with autism.
Gluten Free Products from Food for Life
Food for Life has many gluten free and wheat free products available. Some of the most popular foods include:
Only the freshest sprouted certified organic whole grains and seeds are used in Food for Life products, which helps your body digest more of the nutrients found in the grains. No flour is used in Food for Life sprouted grain products. In addition, no preservatives or shortenings, no refined sugars or genetically modified organisms are used in any Food for Life products. And the best part is all the Food for Life products taste great!