Eating healthy is becoming a new norm in society today most will go out of their way to acquire items in a “Whole Foods Mart” versus a grocery store conveniently located nearby. Thats cool, I’m not judging I only really eat to live, and my standards for food is well…below most normal people. Recently, there has been a new bad man in the food industry now and its called gluten and if you didn’t know any better you’d believe it was a serial killer on the loose raping, pillaging local villages, and selling our loved ones to human traffickers.
The good news is the world has me I’m a near perfect-being I can say my ABCs backwards, I high five bears, and dwell too much time on social networks. My name is Philmon I’m here to save you, and if you are an attractive human lady take my number. I have a Sams Club membership I could support sixty children in bulk foods no big deal just your dreams realized.
What is Gluten?
This is a question that’s rarely answered because most people honestly don’t know. I’m not any different, I’ve heard of gluten for the first time in 2011 during a drunken conversation with my friend who stated he has to drink a particular type of beer because its “Gluten-Free” as he found out some time earlier that he is allergic. Around then gluten wasn’t as widely known as it is today fortunately we the modern day skynet google. The definition is as follows “Gluten is a protein found in processed grains like wheat and barley.” Fun fact google the definition of gluten and listen to the pronunciation of the word, it almost sounds as smug as the people who avoid gluten for no particular reason other than its so bad.
Why should I avoid it?
Only real reason you should actively avoid gluten is if you are allergic, I’ve been doing some reading and there is people who are slightly sensitive to gluten as well. The only way to know is to get tested and hopefully it comes back positive so you could look super cool to all your peers. If you are truly concerned you are allergic and at every waking second you feel that you can succumb to an early gluten-related death, here’s a good website to look for more information. http://www.celiaccentral.org/celiac-disease/facts-and-figures/
Why shouldn’t I avoid it?
Any weird diet phase comes with its own pros and cons gluten free has its own as well, if you actually strictly follow a gluten free lifestyle which is pretty impressive considering how a large bulk of foods have gluten you are potentially avoiding out on a large amount of nutrients for your body. If your goal is to lose weight, best advice I can offer is start living a more active lifestyle. Weight-loss is not always a good thing, and weight-gain is not always a bad thing.
Why I believe most of this is bullshit.
Sometimes people forget businesses profit off of you, their real concern is to make a buck not your health. The whole organic idea is booming for them now it’s almost too easy to market something that nobody really knows about as terrible for you and sell items without that said product. This has been happening for years remember rbst hormone they’ve been putting in milk, and the push for buying only organic milk? Now every dairy product you’d see the following sentence “FDA finds no significant difference between rbst treated milk and untreated milk.” Yet, you still see RBST FREE slapped on everywhere as if it means anything. this is how sold us deodorant years ago, or made fathers day a thing the good people in marketing know what they are doing and they do it well. So before you jump off that cliff into that pool of cool remember to look into your lifestyle changes a little more. It’s your body you have it once, treat it right.
But wait you said I would look cool right?
Yes definitely its super hip at this time next to mom jeans most people will appreciate you and might even think of you as a peace-loving-creative-strong-intellectual when you show the world that you don’t fuck with gluten. Honestly, I’m a nobody don’t let my words effect how you manage your own daily life do what your heart pleases whether that be meth, cocaine, or a gluten free life!
For as much shit I talk about gluten free products I’m a huge proponent of silk almond milk as it happens to be gluten free itself. Whatever, we are all hypocrites sometimes…