What Does it Mean to be Gluten Free?

6497652507_4e31c7a595_bIt’s 2016. In this day and age, we’ve heard someone say they were “gluten-free”, “gluten sensitive”, or “gluten intolerant” at least once in our lives. But what does this mean? Is gluten intolerance a real thing? Let’s take a closer look!

When you break it down, having a “gluten-free” diet, and being gluten “sensitive” or “intolerant” implies three different things. A gluten-free diet may be a conscious choice.Without medical necessity, this can be a little hard to maintain. Sure, your friends may say they’re not doing gluten but, more often than not, even the most disciplined dieters end up pounding pasta like they’re preparing for hibernation a week later. This happens all too often. Everyone sets unrealistic diet goals from time to time. Fortunately, Zia’s has a gluten-free menu to spare you the wait as your gluten-free friends find something that works for them. For those able to stick it out, going gluten-free or even making an effort to cut down on carbs can help you lose weight and feel great!images

Being gluten “sensitive” or “intolerant” is not a choice. Many unfortunate souls have conditions like celiac disease, IBS, or wheat allergies which make severely limiting or even eliminating gluten from their diets necessary. Ingesting gluten can cause serious and painful side effects that can make even the most delicious carb-dense dishes not worth the consequences.

Whatever your personal relationship with gluten is, Zia’s Trattoria is able to accommodate you. Check out our gluten-free menu before making your reservations today. For more information on our gluten-free menu or to learn more about what Zia’s can do to accommodate your dietary needs, give us a call or fill out a contact form.

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