Since the publication of Grain Brain in September 2013, the scientific research revealing the role of gluten sensitivity in a wide spectrum of health conditions has expanded dramatically. Well beyond celiac disease, avoiding gluten has proven to be a powerful approach for so many health issues.
Gluten-Free Blog Posts
5 Things We’ve Learned Since The Release of Grain Brain
Yes, Gluten Sensitivity Is Very Real
Is Gluten-Free Toxic?
Top Researchers Reveal How Gluten Threatens Health
Consider Gluten Sensitivity in Children with Psychosis
Psoriasis – A Gut Related Disorder
Epilepsy & Gluten Sensitivity
Gluten-Free Frequently Asked Questions
This is a common question, and it’s one I get quite often, especially as going grain-free and gluten-free becomes a more popular lifestyle choice. My answer is straightforward: yes, you can enjoy grains prepared in this fashion. However, you must be absolutely sure the grains you are consuming are gluten-free and that you are keeping a close eye on total carb consumption in your diet, both of these grains and generally.
Remember, a Grain Brain lifestyle is not just about eliminating gluten from the diet, but reducing your carbohydrate load as much as is possible. In fact, this is critical for your health! If we remove gluten but overconsume carbs, we will be doing no favors to our health or our body!
So again, if you want to consume soaked grains, my answer is this: yes, go ahead and do so at your leisure. But monitor yourself! You must always make sure the grains are gluten-free, and that you’re tracking your total carbohydrate consumption. I would suggest keeping a journal of daily carb consumption, or engaging in some sort of practice that presets your carb consumption the day before (like meal planning), or limits carbohydrate consumption to certain scenarios.