Put simply, gluten is a protein that can cause negative auto-immune reactions when it’s consumed by people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. As gluten is found in wheat, barley, and rye, consuming these ingredients can be harmful for individuals with these sensitivities. Thankfully, opting for a gluten-free diet doesn’t have to be difficult, as alternatives are readily available. Here are some potential health benefits of a gluten-free diet, as well as some celebrated gluten-free menu items.
Benefits of a Gluten-Free Diet
A gluten-free diet is vital for people who have trouble with safely digesting gluten-based ingredients, but there is a wide range of options that allow those with sensitivities to consume their favorite foods without negatively impacting their digestive system. Additionally, a study conducted in 2018 by research professors at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research suggests that adopting a gluten-free diet can supplement a weight loss plan and can provide added relief to gastrointestinal issues. Bread, desserts, pasta, and other starches can be replaced with alternatives derived from rice, buckwheat, potatoes, and a variety of wheat-less substitutes. Dieters can also choose healthy ingredients that are naturally gluten-free, such as fruits and vegetables, beans, nuts, and fish.
Three Gluten-free Menu Favorites
Pursuing a gluten-free diet doesn’t have to mean sacrificing flavor and variety in food options. As a restaurant with a variety of tasty gluten-free menu options, we boast a wide range of meals and substitutions so that guests can enjoy their favorites. Here are some of our favorite gluten-free options offered on our menu:
Our gluten-free bun and plant-based patty that looks like and replicates the taste of real meat are packed with flavor. This burger boasts 20 grams of protein without gluten or soy additives, and guests also have the option to request gluten-free bread with any sandwich on the menu.
This popular breakfast dish can be backed with delicious gluten-free options such as Glutino muffins or hash browns.
Bob’s Red Mill pancake mix loaded with organic berries and gluten-free vanilla powder offers a light and fluffy morning treat. Beach Street Grill is proud to offer a large menuof homemade, from-scratch favorites, which includes plenty of vegan, gluten-free, and organic options. Contact us online or call (415) 867-1711 for reservations or more information.