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Why Scotty’s Products Are Gluten-Free 

Gluten seems to be everywhere—not just in flour-based products but also hidden in packaged goods from soups to soy sauce. For many, it’s an inflammatory ingredient that can cause digestive issues, internal damage, or general discomfort. But even if you don’t need to be on a strict gluten-free diet, there are benefits to being conscious of how much gluten you consume.

In our keto baking mixes, we cut wheat out of the equation so we’re not adding to the stream of gluten products in your life. Many keto companies use wheat starch and vital wheat gluten in their products because it makes formulation easier for them. At Scotty’s, here’s why we think beyond the macros to make sure our keto products also stay gluten-free.

Gluten and the Keto Diet

While a little gluten here and there won’t kick you out of ketosis, many people on the keto diet tend to avoid gluten products because they’re commonly high in empty carbs or could pose an inflammatory threat.

Inflammation

Many people start the keto diet to reduce inflammation. Gluten is considered a pro-inflammatory food for some, so when certain people remove gluten from their diet, they could experience improvements in skin health, joint pain, and other flare-ups in the body.

Weight Management

After following a gluten-free diet, you might notice some healthy weight loss as a result. That’s because many gluten-containing foods also happen to be high in empty calories and carbohydrates with little nutritional value to offer.

Gluten Sensitivity

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body perceives gluten as a threat and mistakenly self-attacks as a result. Aside from celiac disease, other conditions, like non-celiac gluten sensitivity, wheat allergy, and autoimmune disorders can predispose you toward being intolerant of gluten.

Other Reasons We Avoid Gluten

Aside from needing to go gluten-free because of the keto diet or a medical diagnosis, there are other reasons people commonly try a gluten-free diet:

1. Digestive health: Research shows that restricting gluten from the diet can help ease digestive symptoms like boating, diarrhea, gas, and constipation in those with a gluten sensitivity.

2. Blood sugar: Many gluten-containing foods also happen to elevate your blood sugar, signaling to your body to store this sugar as fat, while ramping up cravings so you end up eating more than you need.

3. Energy: Foods that are high in empty carbohydrates (like many gluten-containing foods) have a habit of spiking your blood sugar and causing your energy to crash.

Everyone’s body is different, but regardless of whether you’ve been diagnosed with gluten sensitivity, it can be helpful to keep track of how you feel after eating certain foods. Take note of any changes after eliminating gluten from your diet, and let your gut be your guide.

Takeaways

Curious about going gluten-free? Scotty’s can help replace your typical processed foods with ones that offer nutritional benefits like resistant starch and fiber. And unlike many GF foods, our gluten-free baking mixes are keto, low-glycemic, non-GMO, and made without nut flours so you don’t have to worry about what you eat.

Sources:
https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-019-1380-z

https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/11/3993/htm

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgh3.12134

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgh.13706

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