Why Are Gluten-Free Pizzas Good For You?
Are Gluten-Free Pizzas Good For You?
Fresh Brothers is known for our diverse menu that offers dietary alternatives for everyone, whether they’re vegetarian, vegan, keto, or gluten free. We’re often asked if our alternatives pack all the same nutrients as our regular menu items. Today, we’re addressing if gluten-free pizzas are good for you! Read on to see why people go gluten free, potential health benefits, and information about our gluten-free pizzas!
Reasons for Being Gluten-Free
Gluten-free is a diet that is free of the protein gluten, which is found in most grains. You’ll find gluten to be the main protein of grains like wheat, barley, and rye. The most common foods with gluten include bread, pasta, cereal, crackers, seasoning mixes, desserts, and drinks like beer or ale.
Gluten allergy refers to a chronic condition called celiac disease. When people with celiac disease consume gluten, their immune system becomes activated and will damage their body.
Gluten Intolerance or Sensitivity
Some people don’t have celiac disease, but find that consuming gluten gives them gastrointestinal and digestive problems.
Gluten ataxia is an autoimmune disorder. When those with gluten ataxia consume gluten, it affects certain nerve tissue and may create muscle control problems. Ultimately, consuming gluten for these individuals may worsen their voluntary muscle movement, so it’s important to abide by a gluten-free diet!
There are many people who choose not to consume gluten for personal reasons. Maybe they have loved ones at home that are allergic to it, and choose to cut it from their own diet to reduce the presence of an allergen in their home.
Health Benefits to Being Gluten-Free
Research is still being conducted on if gluten-free diets provide a significant health benefit for those without gluten sensitivities. Gluten-free diets may be effective for weight loss, improved gut health, heightened athletic performance, and better overall health. These statements need some more scientific backing, but it’s certainly possible that gluten-free options could provide additional health benefits. As always, talk to your doctor before trying an entirely gluten-free diet. With that said, you can definitely try a gluten-free pizza without any adverse effects no matter your diet!
So, Are Gluten-Free Pizzas Healthy?
Yes! Although for some, the difference may be negligible between gluten-free pizza and pizza made with normal dough. The benefits to gluten-free diets for those without necessary gluten avoidances are still being studied. However, for those that need to cut gluten from their diet, gluten-free pizzas are certainly a healthy option, and aren’t any less healthy than Fresh Brothers’ other nutritious pizza options!
Not only are our gluten-free pizzas healthy, but they taste extraordinarily similar to “normal” crust and are nearly identical in nutritional value. Made with rice, potato, and seasonings, our gluten-free crust mirrors the consistency and taste of crust with gluten without the grain protein that affects those sensitive to gluten.
Fresh Brothers’ Gluten-Free Menu
Fresh Brothers is proud to offer many of our menu entrees in gluten-free variants. Our gluten-free pizza crust can be applied to any 7” personal pizza or medium-sized pizza. All of our signature pizzas can be switched to gluten-free, and nearly all of our delicious toppings are naturally gluten-free. If you’re looking to add to your gluten-free Fresh Brothers meal, try grabbing a salad or some chicken! All of our signature salads can be made gluten-free upon request. Our boneless bites made gluten-free are coated in potato crust, still baked just like our other chicken items. To check out our gluten-free options, peruse our menu online, or order Fresh Brothers online now!