I had an interesting, yet frustrating, discussion on Facebook today. I made the simple statement that I am grain-free. Someone replied, “You eat no grains at all?” (I thought that’s what I said, but…) I replied, “No grains at all.” The same person responded, “So no rice, no nothing?” Still not sure what I had been unclear about, I replied, “No.” Again, the same person came back with, “So no quinoa or amaranth either?” Again, I said, “No grains.” It seems to have ended there (I hope). Apparently, not eating any grains is confusing for some people. So, I’m going to explain to you why I don’t eat grains.
The staff of life is an expression referring to a food that is a staple of a culture; something that everyone relies on and eats regularly. For many in the Western world, this means wheat. Wheat has come under scrutiny lately because of gluten. So, what’s the deal with gluten?