While some opt to make their daily diet gluten-free, others simply to choose to decrease their intake of it due to some of the reported benefits such as increased energy levels, weight loss and a decrease in brain fog and inflammation. The truth is, unless you have a gluten-related disease or gastrointestinal issues, you should still keep some gluten in your daily diet, research shows.
While the jury is still out on whether cutting gluten completely is good for you, there have been benefits from cutting down on your dose and the easiest way to do this is by removing it from your daily snacks. Our TIMETOSPA experts have gathered a list of a few of our favorite and easy to prep gluten-free snacks.
INSTANT OATMEAL WITH CINNAMON & APPLES
Opt for the certified gluten-free oats and mix in cinnamon and apples for a tasty mid-morning or afternoon treat. Better yet, this is a snack that can be easily prepared in the office while you're building your empire! It also helps keep you full for a longer period of time - the best snacks always do! Feel free to mix in more of your favorite fruits, as well.
CARROTS & HUMMUS
If you have a mini-fridge at work, these two items are some of the best things to have in there. Sold in any supermarket, gluten-free hummus is rich in protein which will help carry you into the next meal, meaning the counting down until the next meal is over! Pick your favorite flavor and crunch your way to healthier snacking!
SUNFLOWER OR PUMPKIN SEEDS
If minimal snacking is your thing, try popping a few pumpkin or sunflower seeds in your mouth for a healthy, gluten-free treat. Avoid shelled, roasted and salted seeds as they may contain gluten! They're easy to take around and require no refrigeration, so it's as easy as throwing them into your purse!
Happy and healthy snacking!