A flavorful healthy Mediterranean diet can easily be a gluten-free diet which strictly excludes those proteins found in wheat and related grains, including barley, rye, and oats.
Man Cannot Live On Bread And Water Alone
Perhaps there is something true to this old platitude. Gluten proteins have low nutritional and biological value, and the grains that contain gluten are not essential in the human diet.
There are enough wonderful things in this world, so why should we consume something that is unnecessary, especially since gluten causes health problems for those with gluten-related disorders, including celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, gluten ataxia, dermatitis herpetiformis and wheat allergy.
What Do You Mean - Nothing To Choose From
Mediterrano proudly boasts 24 items on the menu from soups to salads and small plates to entrees such as:
- seared . crispy risotto cake . glazed asparagus . kaffir lime sauce . chili oil . petite salad
- CHICKEN MEDITERRANO
- artichokes . mushrooms . lemon . capers . cream . yogurt . basmati rice . seasonal vegetables
- CHICKEN KEBAB
- tzatziki . basmati rice . seasonal vegetables . lemon
- CRISPY BRUSSELS SPROUTS
- sweet potato puree . cauliflower . cranberries . marcona almonds . olives . roasted peppers . orange . capers
Feeling Healthy, Just For The Fun Of It
So unless you enjoy the “classic symptoms” associated with celiac disease which include gastrointestinal manifestations such as chronic diarrhoea and abdominal distention, malabsorption, or loss of appetite, take a break from pastas, breads, and crackers.
There are lots of foods which are tasty, flavorful, can be easily used in a variety of recipes and are naturally gluten-free, including:
- fruits and vegetables
- lean beef