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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
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
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