PRIMI Does Gluten-Free Pasta

Striving to serve all our customers the same, PRIMI now offers uncompromisingly delicious wheat and gluten-free pasta dishes.

It’s no secret…WE LOVE PASTA! You must’ve read all about it in previous posts, but allergies to wheat and gluten are becoming more and more common.

As gluten and wheat intolerance have become more frequent, we listened and naturally took note of our customers feedback with this particular dietary request – after all, EVERYONE deserves to enjoy our delicious foods!

What is gluten intolerance?

Being gluten intolerant or having celiac disease is not a food allergy. What actually happens is that the undigested gluten proteins, which you find in wheat and other grains, stay in your intestines, which your body treats as a ‘foreign invader’. These unwelcomed visitors then trouble your gut and flatten the microvilli (no, that’s not a type of pasta) along the small intestine wall.

But, without those microvilli, there’s much less space with which to absorb the nutrients, thus, leaving some with symptoms such as malabsorption, nutrient deficiencies, chronic fatigue, neurological disorders, anemia, nausea, bloating, depression, unexplained weight-loss, among others.

What’s the difference between gluten-free and wheat-free?

It gets confusing, but gluten is a protein found within wheat, as well as barley and rye. Essentially, all wheat contains gluten, but gluten can come from grains other than wheat. If you are on a gluten-free diet, you are basically also on a wheat-free diet, but remember a wheat-free diet can still contain foods with gluten.

Should I avoid gluten and wheat?

If you’re not naturally intolerant to these foods, it’s not necessary to stay away from them. In fact, avoiding wheat and gluten could do your body a disservice as there are risks attached with the strict-diet.

When you avoid most grains you’re missing out on the benefits of a completely healthy nutritional diet. We don’t mean eating pretzels, and white bread; we’re talking about non-processed versions of whole grains.

Grains contain important nutrients including:

  • Fiber
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin B (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folate)
  • Phosphorus
  • Minerals (iron, magnesium and selenium)

What to eat

Grains are good sources of fibre, which are needed to reduce risks of coronary heart disease. These high-fiber foods leave you feeling fuller for longer, with the benefit of fewer calories.

But, if you’re affected with gluten and wheat intolerance there are plenty of grains that are naturally gluten-free, like brown rice, quinoa, wild rice, sorghum, millet, corn, and more.

And if you’re not in the mood for cooking, you know WE always serves the best gluten-free pasta you’ll ever need!

 

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