“Nourishment should be your only remedy”
In the month of September we continue with our Eating well is Jiu Jitsu Generation Gluten Free post series.
We already explained briefly what this new diet consist of, the benefits, and the many negative effects of gluten. As the main cause of celiac disease and obesity our readers must be wondering what this disease is and what the relationship between gluten and obesity is.
Today, we offer answers to these questions:
Through studies and diagnosis of diseases, through examinations of organs, tissues and bodily fluids, experts encountered the said celiac disease , also known as induced gluten enteropathy. According to research 1 in every 200 Brazilians suffers from it. Few people are aware that they are carriers, because the symptoms are light or simply non-existent. The disease attacks the small intestine in adults and children genetically prone to ingestion of gluten. In response to this, our body starts to not properly absorb the vitamins and minerals we need and our metabolism is impaired. Thus, the poor absorption causes the accumulation of fat and thus weight is gained leading to obesity.
In addition, many people who don’t suffer from the disease have opted for a healthier lifestyle seeing the other benefits that life without gluten can offer. Vivi Almeida , a GB Purple belt is among this new generation .
I’ve always led a healthy and balanced life without the need to avoid a particular food. However there were foods that made me feel better than others. I realized that gluten made me tired and left me with that feeling that I had eaten more than I actually had. I decided to avoid foods with gluten to see what would happen and since then I have been feeling incredibly more energetic. So I avoid gluten as much as I can. The best part is that nowadays virtually everything is gluten free and there are also thousands of wonderful recipes. Being part of the gluten free generation is not difficult and it brings a feeling that the day has 30 hours, Instructor Viviane Almeida Purple Belt- GB
The Gluten Free Generation” radically eliminates gluten, not substituting it with anything. But it gives you options on how to continue eating healthy and tasty things without having to diet. Here is the recipe for one of our favorite treats – the ‘Blackie’ or Chocolate bonbon. Besides being easy to make it is ABSOLUTELY gluten and lactose free, which is just wonderful! So enjoy.
1 cup condensed milk rice
1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot
¹ / ² tea cocoa powder
1 tablespoon oil ( can substitute with coconut oil)
1 tablespoon honey or agave
chocolate sprinkles or fondant to decorate
Bring all ingredients to a simmer in a small saucepan , except the honey, stirring constantly until it thickens. Turn off the heat and add the honey. Mix until smooth , transfer to a bowl and leave to cool. Shape balls with the help of a teaspoon and cover with sprinkles or fondant. Serve immediately.
This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional guidance. The use of vitamins and dietary supplements can benefit a person, but we recommend consulting a nutritionist, doctor or other specialist for evaluation and monitoring prior to using any health enhancement products.