Have you been going on a gluten-free diet lately? Have you had to give up on yummy desserts? Here’s a recipe you’ll want to try right away to satisfy your taste buds, and stay true to your diet rule. Today, we are sharing a gluten-free s’more cookies recipe! Can you feel your taste buds tingling yet?
Many people are choosing gluten-free. The idea is that gluten causes bloating, weight gain along with a host of other problems. The idea that gluten-free is better is a controversial claim; many health professionals and experts argue that gluten doesn’t harm people unless they have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity. Some say that going gluten-free when you don’t need to can do more damage than good.
However, for those experiencing celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, they do benefit from going gluten-free. Gluten is a combination of 2 proteins that are a part of wheat, as well as some other grains. It is what allows bread and the grains that contain it to be chewy. We can find gluten in many processed foods, such as junk food, pasta, bread and processed meats.
Celiac disease affects around 1% of the population; the gluten sets of a reaction in the immune system which ends up harming the lining in the gut and the gut wall. This leads to a host of nutritional deficiencies and other health problems. That’s why for people experiencing celiac disease, they really don’t want to have any gluten in their diet at all.
Research also estimates that about 10 million people in the US, despite not have celiac disease, experience gluten intolerance. For such people, gluten can trigger bloating and gas, upset stomach, rashes, headache, and fatigue. These symptoms can really interfere with daily life.
In order to determine if an individual is experiencing problems due to gluten specifically, registered dietician Katherine Tallmadge urges people to get tested by a gastroenterologist. She feels that without proper support, a gluten-free diet can actually end up becoming unhealthy for people.
The Case for Making Your Own Gluten-Free Desserts
So you may be wondering, why put effort into making your own gluten-free desserts? Some people love baking desserts at home, but some really don’t, and many people may find it hard to make time. Making the time is worth it, though! Baking your own gluten-free desserts allows you to know exactly what you’re putting inside your belly.
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Grocery stores are becoming increasingly filled with gluten-free products. However, these products may contain ingredients like sugar and unhealthy fats. According to RD Katherine Tallmadge, most gluten-free products on the market “are made with refined, unenriched grains and starches, which contain plenty of calories but very few vitamins and minerals”.
There is a worry that by going gluten-free, it becomes harder to make sure we’re getting enough vitamins, fiber, and minerals. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. For example, glutenfreeliving.com draws its readers’ attention to the healthy Mediterranean diet; in referring to foods from this diet, it states “much of the appetizing food you’d find along the way is naturally gluten-free”.
After finding out about the unhealthy aspect of a lot of store bought products packaged as gluten-free, I feel much more comfortable making gluten-free desserts at home with wholesome ingredients. Today we will be sharing one such recipe from livinglovingpaleo.com!
Gluten-Free S’mores Cookies
So here we have it, a delicious and healthy gluten-free s’mores cookies recipe! This is perfect for those evening barbecues, or whenever you are craving a sweet filling dessert! Now off to our kitchens we go 🙂 !
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