Just a decade ago, few people heard of gluten, and now the fact of the presence or absence of this substance is fixed on the package of food. What is gluten? In its essence, this is a general concept, which includes the storing proteins of cereal plants, such as barley, oats, rye and wheat.

Gluten is a substance that is part of the protein of wheat, barley, rye and most cereals. The more gluten is contained in flour, the easier it is to make a dough that turns into air cakes. A diet without gluten implies a complete rejection of such foods.

On the one hand, there is no scientific evidence that the rejection of foods containing gluten leads to weight loss. On the other hand, a gluten-free diet, excluding sweets and flour foods, definitely helps to get rid of excess weight.

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In fact, a gluten-free diet resembles a paleo diet that is gaining popularity, meaning the rejection of fast food, convenience foods and any modern food. Since wheat has been substantially modified in the past 100 years, it is the one that is banned first.

It is necessary to understand that gluten is primarily a component of wheat protein. Even other cereals (rye and barley) contain few times less gluten than wheat. Gluten can not physically enter into the composition of meat, eggs and other animal products, it is not found in water, in vegetables and in fruits.

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Since lentils, corn, buckwheat and quinoa do not contain gluten in their composition, the most types of gluten-free pasta and even bread are made from them. In addition, there are technologies that make it possible to purify oatmeal and other cereals from gluten, initially containing it.

The use of foods without gluten does not make the diet automatically healthy, correct and useful for losing weight. There is a huge amount of food that does not contain gluten, but it is very harmful for the figure - from sweets and sugar to potato chips.

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Gluten is a food allergen that causes the immune system of some people to struggle with it. Since gluten enters the body through the stomach, it worsens the processes of digestion and assimilation of nutrients. Gradually, metabolism deteriorates and immunity decreases.

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However, as in the case of other allergens, the problem is not in it, but in the body's reaction. If one person is allergic to pollen, this does not mean that another person, completely healthy, will achieve a positive effect on health, starting to avoid flowers.

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Today we offer you to look at 15 gluten-free recipes to satisfy carb cravings with no regrets:

#1. Gluten free banana bread muffins. They are rich in fiber, proteins and omega-3s. You need: baking flour, salt, baking soda, eggs, bananas, chia seeds, sugar, coconut oil, vanilla and cinnamon.

#2. Gluten-free crackers. You need: almond flour, shredded cheese, baking soda, dried thyme, cayenne, water and salt.

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#3. Gluten free cupcakes. You need: gluten free flour, xantham gum, baking soda, salt, sugar, vanilla, mayonnaise and water.

#4. Gluten-free carrot cake waffles. You need: eggs, buttermilk, oat flour, buckwheat flour, cornstarch, salt, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, apple sauce, vanilla, carrots. 
Cooking spray: Greek yogurt, Maple syrup and cinnamon.

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#5. Cauliflower pizza crust. You need: cauliflower, garlic, egg, mozzarella, parmesan, oregano, parsley, basil, salt and pepper.

#6. Chickpea curry with cauliflower rice. You need: coconut oil, leeks, bell pepper, salt, pepper, garlic, ginger, curry paste, chicken, coconut milk, cilantro and rise.

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#7. Healthy southwest pasta salad with chipotle-lime Greek yogurt dressing. You need: quinoa pasta, beans, corn, tomatoes, onions, olives and cilantro. Dressing: Greek yogurt, pepper sauce, honey, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper, avocado, green onion.

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#8. Healthy flourless black bean avocado brownies. You need: eggs, black beans, avocado, vanilla, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, chocolate chips and coconut oil.

#9. Broccoli and white cheddar quinoa mac and cheese. You need: quinoa, broccoli, garlic, gluten-free oat flour, almonds, butter, onion powder, salt, cheddar cheese and pepper.

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#10. Two-ingredient pancake. You need banana and eggs.

#11. Chewy dark chocolate cherry protein granola bars with chia seeds. You need: almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla, oats, Puffed Millet, salt, vanilla, dried cherries, dark chocolate, chia seeds and coconut oil.

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#12. Crispy supreme flatbread quinoa pizza. You need: yeast, honey, olive oil, quinoa flour, flax seeds, salt, garlic powder, oregano, theme and water.

#13. Quinoa pizza muffins. You need: quinoa, green pepper, onion, pepperoni, mozzarella, eggs, garlic powder, oregano, salt, pepper and pizza sauce.

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#14. Flourless chocolate chip chickpea blondies. You need: chickpeas, almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla, salt, baking powder, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips.

#15. Mexican zucchini noodles and jalapeno popper turkey meatballs. You need: turkey, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, green onion, red onion, cilantro, salt, cumin and garlic.

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