Grain free? Dairy free? Why would people want to skip these?
Here’s the lowdown. According to research, going dairy free can provide you with various health benefits. For one, you’ll save yourself from milk allergy. Yes, there is such a thing. In fact, milk is among the top 8 food allergens in the United States. It belongs to Canada’s notorious top 11.
Dairy free can also mean better digestion. About 80 percent of people worldwide are actually lactose intolerant. And from this stems out a myriad of digestion problems including flatulence, bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, cramps and stomach ache.
Not only that, going dairy free can also help you lose weight more easily. And if you’re suffering from any of these: chronic headaches, rashes, sinusitis, arthritis, chronic infection and narcolepsy, you’ll find vast improvement when you reduce your intake of dairy.
As for grain-free, it might sound strange at first to avoid something that people have been consuming for the last 10,000 years. Whole grains have been dubbed as fiber and nutrient rich, and thus can do lots of good for the health. However, recent research shows the opposite.
Grains have a mineral blocker called phytic acid, which hinders absorption of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc in the body. Grain consumption has been linked to cancers (stomach, colon, pancreatic and lymphoma), infertility, autoimmune disease, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, autism, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and allergies.
Whether you believe that it’s imperative to go grain and dairy free or not, you’ll certainly believe that pumpkin, which is what this dessert recipe’s main highlight is, is definitely loaded with healthy perks that you would want to enjoy.
Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, copper, protein, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. It’s low in calories, which means you can devour this sweet treat without fearing for your waistline.