Guest post by Justin Karcher
Do you feel as if you’re sluggishly moving through life? On some days, you feel as if you’re not moving at all! Have you ever thought to yourself, “there must be glue is my body!” Gluten comes from the Latin word, gluten, meaning glue. It makes you wonder…!
For more people than you may think, gluten consumption is off limits. Most commonly due to a condition known as celiac disease, many people experience serious digestive issues even after eating a small amount of gluten. In addition, celiac disease can cause fatigue, joint aches and other problems. Current statistics show that up to 50% of the population of the U.S. has some sort of sensitivity to gluten, and the problem is growing every day. Thankfully, there are preventative measures you can take to avoid becoming ill from gluten.
The good news is that becoming gluten free is more popular than ever. Even for people who don’t have celiac disease, it is a good health decision to avoid gluten altogether. After making the switch to a gluten free diet, most people start feeling better after only a few months. It helps to boost energy, confidence and positivity, all while helping maintain a healthy weight. However, that doesn’t mean making the switch is easy.
Although the availability of gluten-free products is increasing from week to week, people with celiac still need to be careful. Even a small amount of gluten can cause serious problems, and it is easy to accidentally eat something without knowing it contains gluten. Whether you have celiac disease or not, becoming gluten free is a great idea, but one that you must focus on. It will be a challenge at times, but you won’t regret your decision.
At The Little Aussie Bakery & Café in San Antonio, we make 100% gluten-free goods, including breads, cakes, cookies, brownies and pizza crusts. We have won numerous awards. In 2011, for example, Dessert Professional named us one of the Top 10 Bread Bakers in America.
We’re helping transform San Antonio and America one gluten-free cupcake at a time. You might almost call it a gluten-free revolution. After all, Texas is known for its fiery spirit and sense of independence! Declare your independence from gluten! Get rid of that glue; it’s holding you back.
If you’re in the San Antonio area, stop in today for your first taste of a gluten-free lifestyle. If not, you can order our products online. Remember, sometimes life can get sticky, but your diet doesn’t have to be!