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I'm Amy Wadlington! I offer breakthrough coaching for ambitious women of faith to get more energy, get more clarity, stop cravings, & finally feel vibrant again!
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As Christian women over 40, we often find ourselves seeking greater energy, clarity, and overall well-being in our spiritual, mental, and physical health. One way to embark on this transformative journey is by embracing a dairy-free and grain-free lifestyle. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of such an approach, focusing on inflammation reduction, gut healing, and the reasons why women over 40 should consider avoiding gluten and dairy. To kickstart your new dietary adventure, we’ll also share a delicious recipe for Banana Nut Breakfast Cookies that will nourish your body and delight your taste buds. Let’s dive in!
The Power of Inflammation Reduction
Inflammation is a natural immune response, but when it becomes chronic, it can wreak havoc on our bodies, leading to various health issues. A dairy-free and grain-free diet can help combat inflammation by eliminating common triggers such as gluten and lactose. By removing these potential irritants, you provide your body with an opportunity to heal and restore balance.
Healing the Gut
The gut plays a crucial role in our overall well-being, and maintaining its health is vital, especially as we age. A dairy-free and grain-free eating plan can contribute to gut healing by reducing the intake of substances that may harm the gut lining. By prioritizing nutrient-dense foods and incorporating gut-friendly alternatives, such as almond or coconut milk, you can support optimal digestion and absorption of essential nutrients.
Why Gluten and Dairy May Not Be Your Allies
As we reach our 40s and beyond, our bodies undergo various changes. Gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains, can become harder to digest for some individuals, leading to digestive discomfort, bloating, and fatigue. Dairy products, often rich in lactose, may also pose challenges as our lactase production decreases, making it harder to break down lactose and resulting in digestive issues. By avoiding gluten and dairy, we can enhance our vitality and improve our overall well-being.
Delicious Banana Nut Breakfast Cookies Recipe
To help you get started on your dairy-free and grain-free journey, here is a delightful recipe for Banana Nut Breakfast Cookies. These cookies are packed with nutrients and flavor, making them a perfect option for a quick and energizing morning meal. Here’s how to prepare them:
Nutrition Info (3 cookies):
Carbohydrate: 55 grams
Protein: 26 grams
Fat: 26 grams
Ready to embark on your dairy-free and gluten-free journey? Download my free 1-week meal plan, which includes a comprehensive guide on what to eat, a shopping list, and delicious recipes like this one. If you’re looking for a whole month’s worth of dairy-free and grain-free meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, visit my website at amywadlington.com/shop-menus. It’s time to prioritize your energy, clarity, and well-being, nourishing your body, mind, and spirit!
Remember, embracing a dairy-free and grain-free lifestyle is not just about what you eat; it’s a holistic approach that can positively impact your spiritual, mental, and physical health. Take the leap today and embark on a transformative journey toward a more vibrant and fulfilling life!
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