Gluten-Free Diet- Is it worth it?
Have you ever craved for burgers with juicy meat and fluffy bread?
How about your sweet tooth craving for a hot chocolate drink on a sunny Sunday morning?
How about seeing your favorite pasta with the sweetest smell that tingles your nose?
But did you ever feel bloated, or your joints getting sore or inflamed after having these foods?
Uh-huh, these foods that comfort our hearts are often times the food that inflames our muscles and joints and causes us to bloat. Why does this happen? What can we best include in our lifestyle to combat such inflammation? And can we still enjoy these foods?
Gluten is a component of the common foods we eat every day. This particular component is hard to digest or breakdown by the body which then causes the inflammation of the joints and muscles. This is not new to people with Gluten intolerance or Celiac disease.
People who are sensitive to gluten can have symptoms anywhere in the body when partially digested gluten fragments leak from the intestine into the bloodstream. Normally, people with jobs as carrying heavy loads, driving, office employees, or even a mother taking care of the household can experience body aches and joint pains due to the nature of their work.
Gluten is a joint pain trigger and so it matters to check what you eat when you already have existing arthritis or joint problems. We all know that this type of pain causes sleepless nights. Here at WeWorx, our trained therapists are happy to help you manage the stressful pain and help with getting a better night's sleep.
On the other hand, fish oil is known to be the best natural alternative for drugs to ease the inflammation. According to studies, fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are part of a healthy diet that is associated with lower levels of inflammation. Your body can't manufacture omega-3 fatty acids so including them in your diet actually helps in lowering the stressful pain. Having the supplements and eating foods like salmon, mackerel, and other deep sea foods accompanied with a good massage to treat yourself will most likely reduce the risk of sleepless nights.
Magnesium is also a good source of muscle food for muscle pains and cramps. And can be taken orally or applied topically.
So, can we still eat food rich in gluten then? Of course. But just as everything in life is, we need to balance our food intake. Gluten-free diet is definitely a very helpful way to reduce the cause of inflammation. Sometimes, all we need is a good sense of self-discipline in order to have a healthier lifestyle.
Preventative measures like getting enough rest, or getting yourself a specialised massage is more likely to help you enjoy life.The team at WeWorx are always ready to help you lessen your stress away.
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