For many people, the advantages and benefits of a gluten free diet translate to better health and improved wellbeing. And for some with Celiac disease, allergies, diabetes and other ailments the benefits of a gluten free diet can be life sustaining. Gluten free products are therefore a lifeline in the daily routine of these people, helping them lead a healthy and balanced life.
Is couscous wheat and gluten free?
We know that there has long been a debate regarding the taste and nutritional qualities of gluten free products. But gluten free doesn’t mean fewer nutrients or less tasty. At least, not when it comes to Martino’s gluten free couscous. We carry a selection of couscous made from gluten free ingredients including rice, corn, chickpeas, lentils, peas and quinoa, which are very popular as substitutes for wheat and barley-based products.
All of the couscous products from Martino’s gluten free range are all natural, and use many organic ingredients. There are no chemicals, preservatives, or anything artificial, and there are also no genetically modified organisms. The preparation process is slow, which preserves much of the vitamins and minerals in the products. All the gluten free products from Martino are made without any dairy, casein, or egg products.
That makes them suitable for people suffering from Celiac disease as well as those with undiagnosed food allergies and intolerances. Gluten sensitivity is more difficult to accurately diagnose than Celiac Disease, but substituting regular couscous for Martino’s gluten-free couscous can leave you feeling significantly better. We developed this range of couscous products as a nod to the pasta lover following a gluten-free diet.
All the benefits of a gluten free diet
Gluten-free couscous varies in nutrient content depending on the grains used to make them, but certain types are a good source of amino acids. When it’s made with chickpeas, corn and rice – it is also higher in minerals, folic acid and fiber than couscous made from refined flours. This is a real life-saver for people who struggle to absorb nutrients and experience nutritional deficiencies due to their restrictive diets.
Many people believe that eating or avoiding gluten can have significant effects on many areas of health. In addition, manufacturers of gluten free products advertise their possible health benefits as a key marketing strategy.
As with any balanced diet, portion control and moderation are extremely important for people living with celiac disease and eating gluten-free. Daily exercise is also necessary for managing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Should I try a gluten free diet?
A gluten-free diet is by no means a cure to all the conditions and diseases out there. It can be common for some people to struggle with celiac disease symptoms even after going on a gluten-free diet. Keep in mind that it does take time for the body to heal. If you are still having symptoms over time, it is important to talk to your doctor about them.
But you can always start with something as simple as substituting your regular couscous for a gluten free version to see if this has a positive effect on your health. If you find yourself feeling more energizes, less bloated and fatigued – then you know you have made the right choice.
And to help you along the way, visit our recipe blog and try our favourite gluten free couscous recipes for a more delicious journey.