Gluten Free breakfast foods
Avoiding gluten has become increasingly popular with more consumers opting for gluten free (GF) foods, in particular breakfast cereals.
Before we get into the important factors to consider when avoiding gluten it is important to address the following questions. What is gluten and what does it mean to be gluten intolerant?
Gluten is a type of protein present in cereal grains such as wheat which is what gives the elastic texture of dough. Some people have an immune reaction to gluten which is called celiac disease. This can impair the intestine’s ability to absorb nutrients and if untreated deficiencies can occur including Iron, Magnesium, B Vitamins and Calcium.
The problem that gluten intolerant consumers face is that many GF products are processed and lack vital nutrients needed for those with deficiencies... On top of this, GF foods often lack taste and flavour.
Morlife’s GF Muesli’s; Goji Antiox and Tropical Digest contain GF wholegrains including quinoa, amaranth, rice and millet which are rich in the needed vitamins and minerals. Both cereals are deliciously satisfying, filled with exotic dried fruits from figs, pineapple & paw paw in the Tropical Digest and blueberries, cranberries & sultanas in the Goji Antiox. Furthermore they are functional with omega-3 fatty acids from chia seeds and antioxidants from Goji berries. You don’t have to be gluten intolerant to enjoy Morlife’s functional GF mueslis.