ALL ABOUT VITAL WHEAT GLUTEN – THE BEST “MEAT ALTERNATIVE” INGREDIENT FOR VEGANS

Sometimes being vegan can be challenging. I miss certain animal-based proteins. Not often, but sometimes. In fact, occasionally I’ll miss eating a good steak. That’s where vital wheat gluten comes in. Vital wheat gluten is the main ingredient in seitan, which is the perfect vegan source to create my favorite “meat” dishes. Not only is seitan one of the best meat alternative sources, it’s also a healthy alternative.

Vital Wheat Gluten is low in fat, and low in carbs, but high on protein – which helps you maintain healthy weight. Because of the very low-fat nutrient Vital Wheat Gluten has, it can contribute to maintaining reasonable cholesterol levels.

It’s true that Vital wheat gluten is not so great for persons with gluten intolerance. So, be mindful if you are on a gluten-free diet. Otherwise, Vital Wheat Gluten is a healthful alternative to animal-based proteins and has zero soy. Most tend to think of wheat as a carb, forgetting that wheat is a good source of protein. In fact, it’s about 15% protein – which is mostly in the form of gluten. Vital Wheat Gluten is the protein source.

Vital Wheat Gluten is sold in powder form, like flour. It’s the key ingredient for making seitan, which to me, is one of the healthiest meat alternatives you can use. The gluten is what makes the seitan’s texture chewy, and provides a nice meaty texture, binding all the ingredients together. It’s amazing how like steak the texture of prepared seitan is. Besides seitan, Vital Wheat Gluten can be found as an ingredient in soy-based sausages, burgers, and other meat alternatives. One of the best brands of Vital Wheat Gluten I have found on the market, is packaged, and sold by Anthony’s Goods. Anthony’s offers a variety of organic, and natural, flours, meals, and food. “I absolutely love their products!” If you’d like to try wheat gluten, I highly recommend choosing Anthony’s Goods brand. Use my affiliate link and save some money while you are at it!

ALL ABOUT SEITAN

As I mentioned earlier in this post, the main ingredient in Seitan is Vital Wheat. Seitan is most frequently used as a meat alternative in vegetarian and vegan diets. It’s a great substitute for meat, as it’s stringy, and chewy in texture. Seitan can be marinated, baked, fried, and cut into slices and chunks. Although you can find a variety of premade brands of seitan on the market, preparing your own is truly the best. It’s not only healthier, but the experience in preparing seitan is quite unique. Seitan is easy to make. It’s made by mixing the vital wheat gluten powder (or flour) with water or vegetable stock, and mixing it well, dissolving and removing most of the starch and fiber, then forming it into a sticky, elastic doughy mass of protein. Usually, you further cook the gluten dough balls in hot boiling water till they rise somewhat, and then drain and cook however you choose. Obviously, you will want to flavor your seitan prior to complete cooking, depending upon what you are creating with the seitan. Check out my seitan recipe here.

I hope you give Vital Wheat Gluten a try and make your own seitan. It’s a great source of lean plant-based protein, and a healthy alternative to eating meat. Be sure to purchase your own bag of Anthony’s Goods Vital Wheat Protein, by using my link.

Peace! 😊
Debbie

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR IN A GUMMY

I recently discovered a new apple cider vinegar (ACV) supplement by Goli Nutrition. It’s basically ACV in the form of a gummy. “I’ll tell you what, it’s fabulous!”

  • Source of antioxidant
  • Has Vitamins B9 & B12
  • Promotes general good health
  • Help improve your daily health
  • Contains pectin, a source of dietary fiber
  • Uses pectin as a natural prebiotic to support a healthy gut and immune system
  • Includes the Mother: a healthy strain of bacteria, antioxidants, and enzymes
  • Mask the unpleasant taste of apple cider vinegar
  • Perfect addition to your balanced diet and exercise wellness program
  • Vegan, Gluten-Free, Gelatin-Free, Kosher, Non-GMO

“Just two gummies is the equivalent of a full shot of ACV, but without the bitter vinegar taste!”

“What’s so great about apple cider vinegar?”

For one thing it supports healthy digestion. The enzymes found in ACV, as well as pectin fiber, help support the growth of good gut bacteria important for digestion.

ACV is great for weight management too! Studies have shown that ACV, in conjunction with a well-balanced diet, supports healthy weight. In fact, it helps reduce appetite. It increases the feeling of being full, and helps you stay full longer.

Aside of weight management, and digestive support, ACV can support a healthy immune system, through establishing a healthy gut. A healthy immune system supports the production of energy, as it contains essential nutrients involved in energy production for when you are lacking.

Plus, the amino acids in ACV, as well as the potassium and enzymes, may help relieve post-exercise fatigue. ACV supports heart health, and a healthy cardiovascular system, by maintaining good cholesterol levels already within a normal/healthy range.

ACV is just an overall healthy way to supplement your diet, combined with a balanced diet, sufficient exercise and rest, improving quality of life through a healthy lifestyle!

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) – Super Supplement

More About Goli Gummies

Goli Nutrition not only has the one-and-only, best tasting ACV gummies, they are a super company! All Goli ingredients and products are sourced, and made here in the U.S.A., at a state-of-the art facility that is certified organic, allergen free, and kosher. These Goli gummies are made with the purest non-GMO ingredients, have no preservatives, chemicals or artificial ingredients.

Goli gummies are more than just a concentrated ACV supplement, they are also infused with other superfood ingredients, adding even more healthy benefits that contribute to overall good health. Goli gummies are made with:

  • Beetroots – are a great source of Fiber, nitrates, and folates. It helps in detoxification and lowers blood pressure.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) – is high in Acetic Acid, lowers blood pressure, improves digestive health, and aids in reducing weight loss.
  • Pomegranate – are rich in fiber, vitamins & minerals. They are powerful antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Vitamin B12 – helps with energy, assisting with consistent exercise and weight loss goals.
  • Citric Acid – acts as an antioxidant and can neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals.
  • Vitamin B9 – folic acid helps produce new cells and reduces the risk of anemia and blood pressure.

I highly recommend these amazing, super gummies as part of your daily supplementation routine! I’ve been using them for a while now, and I can’t deny the amazing benefits I have felt and experienced. Goli gummies are delicious, easy on the teeth, and easy to take. Try them for yourself! Use my code: vegariffic and save when you shop on the Goli site. Or use this direct link: Go Goli.