Nowadays, the term 'gluten free' has become a common topic. Whether you are on the keto diet or the paleo diet, gluten free sounds like the way to go. You might have heard about it on the news, or stumbled upon a gluten free menu at your favorite local restaurant. You may have a coworker at the office or family member who claims to be on a gluten free diet. Most people who say they do not consume any gluten either have a deficiency, or suffer from painful symptoms when they do have gluten or they have removed it from their diet for personal reasons. Here at PBH we pride ourselves on being one of the few bakeries to have the best gluten free and dairy free baked goods delivered to your doorstep. Not only are they the best gluten free and dairy free desserts out there, but everything is baked to order. So what is gluten, and how does it affect your diet? No worries, I am here to clear things up!
The Celiac Disease Foundation defines gluten as the proteins found in wheat (wheat berries, durum, emmer, semolina, spelt, farina, farro, graham, rye, barley and triticale), rye, barley and triticale. Gluten is a protein that helps food maintain its shape, it acts as a glue that keeps food together. This protein is found in a large amount of foods, and even some products that you would not expect it to be a part of. Wheat, which is one of the big three that contains gluten, can be found in breads and other baked goods, pasta, cereal, sauces and roux, and salad dressing. Barley is another of the main three, and it is found in malt and malt derived products (malt vinegar, malt syrup, etc.), food coloring, soups, beer, and Baker’s Yeast. The last of the three main gluten containing foods is Rye which is found in rye bread and cereals. These three are the main Gluten loaded culprits, but there are also other types of foods that you are advised to stay away from. Many nutritionists recommend cutting gluten from your diet to avoid bloating and prevent further intestinal issues.
There is a growing number of Americans who are suffering from a gluten deficiency. This condition is popularly known as Celiac disease. Unfortunately, it is a hereditary condition that is passed among generations. It is defined by the Celiac Disease Foundation as a serious autoimmune disease that occurs in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. This disease is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. The origin of the Celiac disease dates all the way back to the 2nd Century A.D. The history of this disease involves various gastroenterologists who came up with theories, but could not find the proper treatment for their patients to prevent further symptoms.
When those who are diagnosed with gluten deficiency consume gluten, their body mounts an immune response that attacks the small intestine. These attacks lead to damage on the lining of the small intestine. When the lining gets damaged, nutrients cannot be absorbed properly into the body. Symptoms of a gluten deficiency include excessive bloating, fatigue, weight loss, iron-deficiency anemia, and more. If left unmanaged, a gluten deficiency can lead to further complications in the digestive system. This disease can develop at any age after people start eating foods or medicines that contain gluten.
If you have decided to give up gluten or have a gluten allergy, you may be feeling like your world is about to be turned upside down. However, these days many restaurants and food manufacturers offer various gluten free options. Some of the best rated restaurants in my area feature an amazing gluten free version of their usual menu. When it comes to baked goods, you already know that PBH Foods has you covered with gluten free safe paleo and keto desserts. The best part about PBH goodies is not how scrumptious and satisfying they are, but the high quality ingredients used to make them. All of our paleo and keto desserts are gluten free and dairy free. They are freshly baked daily in a gluten free facility. There is no need to stress about cross contamination as each and every one of our PBH goodies are gluten free.
You may be wondering how it is possible to bake without the use of flour or Baker’s Yeast. Luckily, we have figured it all out for you. Our expert bakers use only almond flour and coconut flour as the base for all our gluten free doughs. From delectable gluten free donuts to crisp gluten free cookies, all of our paleo desserts and keto desserts are safe for those with a gluten deficiency. We pride ourselves on being able to provide our beloved customers who have strict dietary restrictions with a variety of sweet options. The integrity and quality of our keto treats is nearly unquestionable. At PBH we identify our brand and our gluten free goodies as ‘Passionate, Bold, and Honest”. No secret ingredients that will have you writhing in pain after a few minutes. Only gluten free, dairy free, satisfying keto and paleo desserts.
Craving a warm cinnamon roll? We got you covered! Our Paleo Cinnamon Rolls are one of best sellers, and they will leave you licking your fingers. Missing out on your usual breakfast donuts spot? Say less! Here at PBH foods we have a fantastic selection of gluten free donuts. For the chocolate enthusiast, we have Paleo and Keto Chocolate Chip donuts, and Keto Double Chocolate donuts. If you are looking for the perfect donut to dip into your morning coffee or tea, then I definitely recommend our Keto Vanilla donut, or our Keto Cinnamon donut.
One breadcrumb the size of a penny contains enough gluten to reactivate the autoimmune response in people with a gluten deficiency. So next time, your sweet tooth is craving a donut or some cookies, all you need to do is place an order with PBH your favorite paleo and keto bakery. Your gluten free and dairy free desserts will be delivered right to your door in just a few days!