A Life Unprocessed - Living The Clean Life

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A Life Unprocessed is dedicated to creating recipes that are tasty and simple to follow, contain no wheat or gluten and drastically reduce the use of processed foods.  All of our recipes have no added sugar and no harmful fats.

Why NO gluten, sugar, and processed foods?

GLUTEN:  Over the past 50 years gluten consumption has increased dramatically. People are consuming about 50 times more gluten these days due to the many food choices that now contain gluten.  Additionally, bakers have begun adding more high gluten flour to their baked goods to increase the yield and improve consistency.  Gluten is like "glue" and our digestive systems are not able to properly absorb the massive amounts of gluten the average person eats daily.  This can cause serious digestive issues and can lead to disease.

SUGAR:  Sugar in any form (sucrose, fructose, corn syrup, evaporated cane juice, brown sugar, lactose, maltose, dextrose, alcohol) is one of the most harmful substances you can consume!  Sugar depletes vitamins and minerals that you need to be healthy.  White sugar has absolutely NO nutritional value and is found in way too many foods in grocery stores today, including breads and canned goods. Become a label reader!

PROCESSED FOODS:  Processed foods are mainly refined carbohydrates which rapidly convert to glucose (sugar).  Refined carbohydrates coat the lining of your gastrointestinal tract and interfere with the proper absorption of nutrients.  This can contribute to constipation, elimination difficulties, inflammation (which can lead to disease) and sugar level imbalances.  If you eliminate processed foods you will have eliminated most gluten and sugar from your diet!

*A BIG mistake many people make when going gluten free is to find GF breads, pastas, baked goods, etc.  Just because a food is GF doesn't make it healthy!  Often times even more sugar and other nasty ingredients are added to make the food taste better....these are PROCESSED foods and should be avoided.

FATS: Healthy fats are essential to the body.  Fats are used in the body as energy, building tissues, aiding metabolism, directing nutrients to the central nervous system, support the immune system, synthesize hormones, balance inflammation and numerous biological processes.  It is important to include healthy fats in your diet.  Healthy fats include:  essential fatty acids found in nuts, seeds, oily fish, grass-fed beef, leafy green vegetables, small amounts of organic butter and unrefined oils.  Harmful fats to avoid include: margarine, shortening, vegetable oil, trans-fats and partially hydrogenated oils.  Our recipes only include healthy fats!

MEAT:  We believe that eating meat is an excellent source of protein & vitamins B12 and B6, which are key vitamins required for proper cellular function.  We do not, however, include Pork in any of our recipes as we believe it to be an unhealthier option.  Pork contains higher concentrations of parasites due to pigs diets and because they are not able to eliminate toxins from their bodies as efficiently as other animals.  The toxins are then reabsorbed into their meat which is eaten by the consumer.  Although there are valid points about the negative aspects of eating meat, we find that eating some animal protein is the easiest and healthiest way to keep your body in balance.

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