Goodbye Gluten

Everyone probably at one time or another wanted to feel super fabulous.  Maybe have a little celebrity status or at least rub elbows with one. Well, we can’t roll out the red carpet for you, but we do have something that you can share in common with Lady Gaga, Miley Cirus, Emmy Rossum and Ryan Phillipe--going Gluten Free!

There’s no fluke, it’s not a wive’s tale passed down from generations or a secret key to smarter eating that only A-listers can afford.  Gluten Free is truly a scientifically proven healthier way of living.

At HEY FRIDA, we want our products to be full of things your body needs, and free of anything it doesn’t.  So goodbye gluten, you unnecessary wicked ingredient -- we may not be celebrities, but we 100% want to feel super fabulous from inside to out!

Here’s 5 reasons we think you should consider a Gluten Free too:

  • Promotes digestive health

Some suffer from gluten intolerance or worse Celiac disease where the small intestine doessn’t absorb all nutrient intake and the villi have been flattened. This can cause digestion to be harder when ingesting gluten. By eliminating gluten, it can reduce cramping, gas, bloating, and diarrhea.

  • Boosts energy levels

During digestion, ingested vitamins and minerals can be lost while pairing healthy foods with gluten.  As with malnutrition, this lack of primary vitamins, like iron, that increase energy levels aren’t being absorbed and therefore could cause exhaustion.  Try swapping out gluten and see how your energy rises!

  • Encourages healthy weight-loss

Diets can be difficult and often have a long term negative affect on your weight once you stop.  Gluten Free is a lifestyle and still allows you to eat so many of the things you love, without sacrificing taste.  Most gluten containing products are highly processed and often low in nutrients but high in calories. By choosing to remove them from one’s diet, it is promoting natural weight loss.  Although there are now plenty of gluten free alternatives to take their place, including these minimally processed, high-fiber low carb foods, like HEY FRIDA, help to promote weight loss and an overall feeling of well-being.

  • Reduces your risk of health issues

Gluten triggers an immune response that damages the lining of the small intestine. Interfering with the absorption of nutrients from food can cause a host of symptoms, leading to potential health issues like osteoporosis, infertility, nerve damage, and seizures. Swap out typical snacks for healthy gluten free options and add more fresh alternatives into a diet, like HEY FRIDA, which is baked fresh for every order!  These fresh, gluten free options are usually higher in antioxidants & vitamins and help to maintain a healthier body weight, ultimately also lowering risks of heart disease, diabetes and related cancers.  

  • Improves cholesterol levels

Switching to a gluten free diet promotes a smarter whole food diet by cutting out processed foods that are elevate blood cholesterol levels.  Choosing lean cuts of meat and poultry, fish and shellfish, low-fat or dairy free products, fruits, vegetables, beans and gluten-free options like HEY FRIDA are a fantastic way to get cholesterol back on track.

Erin Murphy