Gluten Sensitivity has recently become a profound topic of discussion in nutrition. With it has come a wide range of Gluten-Free Diet Plans and information.
Statistics show that roughly 6% of the global population is moderately to severely sensitive to Gluten. However, Dr. Ford a physician in New Zealand and author of The Gluten Syndrome suggests that this number could be far higher… As much as 50%! 
While there is still much to be learned about Gluten Sensitivity, many people have found success with Gluten-Free foods and a revamped diet.
If you think you have a Gluten Allergy but aren’t sure, it’s important to learn more about Gluten and its potential impact on your wellness.
What is Gluten?
Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat. Gluten helps foods maintain their shape and is essentially the glue holding them together. 
It’s often categorized into three main groups: Wheat, Barley and Rye. However, there are other grains like Triticale that also contain Gluten.
These top three grains make up a huge range of foods (mostly packaged products). Below are the most commonly consumed Gluten Foods within these grain groups:
There are plenty of ways to receive a wide spectrum of nutrients in your diet without consuming any Gluten. Here’s a list of foods that should make up a majority of your Gluten-Free Diet:
. Meats and Fish: Choose lean meats, fatty fish and grass-fed beef. Stay away from fried preparation and gluten breading.
. Eggs: Eggs are naturally Gluten-Free. Brown Eggs generally are a higher quality source of protein.
.Dairy: Plain Dairy Products derived from milk are Gluten-Free. However, be careful of products with added ingredients or flavorings.
.Fruits and Vegetables: All Fruits and Vegetables are naturally Gluten-Free.
. Grains: Grains can be tricky. Quinoa, Rice, Corn, Sorghum, Arrowroot and most Oats are Gluten-Free. Make sure you grains are not cross contaminated in a facility with Gluten if strongly sensitive.
. Nuts & Seeds: All Nuts & Seeds are naturally Gluten-Free.
. Natural Oils: Natural Nut Butters, Vegetable Oils and most Butters are Gluten-Free
. Herbs & Spices: All Herb and Spices are Gluten-Free. 
Fortunately, a majority of Gluten foods are packaged products made up predominantly of Carbohydrates.
By choosing a hunter-gatherers type of diet with real foods like Meat, Vegetables, Fruits and Nuts & Seeds, you can get everything you need.
Though, if you choose to eat Dairy Products or Grains, always check your labels and know your ingredients to make sure that a product is Gluten-Free.
Gluten-Free Meal Planning
The best way to execute a Gluten-Free Meal Plan is by preparing your own food. Restaurants are accustomed to their own special preparation that doesn’t always accommodate Gluten Sensitivity.
Also, Gluten-Free Foods tend to be more expensive when dining out. Below is a week’s worth of Gluten-Free Meal Planning to jump start your routine.
Option 1: Egg Whites, Avocados and Turkey Sausage
Option 2: Oatmeal with 1/4 cups of Fresh Berries
Option 3: Vegetable Omelet plus assorted fruit mix
Option 1: An ounce of Roasted and Salted Almonds
Option 3: An ounce of Organic Black Raisins
Option 1: Quinoa Salad with sliced tomatoes and Cucumbers
Option 2: Fresh Tuna and Boiled Egg Salad
Option 3: Grilled Chicken Kale Wraps with diced Carrots and Cabbage
Option 1: An ounce of Wasabi Green Peas
Option 2: Roasted Sunflower Seeds
Option 3: An ounce of Pumpkin Seeds
Option 1: Homemade Greek Salad with Herbed Grilled Chicken
Option 2: Honey Garlic Salmon with White Rice and Steamed Broccoli
Option 3: Hemp Crusted Baked Chicken Tenders (Recipe Here)
Supplementing Your Diet:
It’s nearly impossible to perfect your diet. If someone else is preparing your food, you may not always have a complete handle on being 100% Gluten-Free.
Moreover, Digestive Enzymes work synergistically to offer dynamic support. Below are a few premium options to start with if you’re new to supplementation:
1. Gluten Digestive Enzymes:
This Gluten Digest Formula boasts an impressive blend of ingredients that offer natural daily support. It features BioCore DPP IV as well as enzymes Protease, Amylase and Glucoamylase for a synergistic effect.
A single Vegetarian Capsule can be taken at the beginning of any meal that contains Gluten. Perfect to take on-the-go and super convenient for any active lifestyle!
2. Probiotic-14 Acidophilus:
Piping Rock’s Probiotic-14 Acidophilus is the ultimate source for both Probiotics and Prebiotics. It contains 25 billion active organisms from a variety of strains like Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus paracasei, Bifidobacterium bifidum and other beneficial strains.
Also, it’s Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, and contains no Artificial Flavor, Artificial Sweetener, or Preservatives. Our Quick-Release capsules are backed by a commitment to high-quality sourcing and pristine manufacturing practices.
3. Digest-IT Multienzymes:
This all-inclusive supplement is a must-add to your daily regimen. Each serving is stacked with nutrients like Betaine HCL, Papain, Bromelain, Pancreatin, Lipase and more!
Find nature’s finest ingredients in this super-strength Digest-IT Supplement and notice the difference of quality sourcing and superior bioavailability.
4. Multi Digestive Enzymes:
Piping Rock’s Multi Digestive Enzymes supplement is enhanced with vital nutrients and a Proprietary Probiotic Blend.
Food For Thoughts:
Tired of dealing with Gluten Sensitivity? By making small changes, you can make your way towards living a more comfortable, Gluten-Free lifestyle.
Preparing your own quality foods, from natural and unadulterated sources is the key to making effective nutritional changes.
Keep our Gluten Grains and Gluten-Free Foods lists with you as a guide for planning your meals and becoming more knowledgeable about your Digestive System.
Also, remember that no diet is perfect. Supplementation is a proactive measure that can help support you along the way. Checkout Piping Rock’s vast collection of Digestive Health Supplements and find what works best for you.