What Diet is Right For You?

There is no single dietary lifestyle that is best for everyone. Deciding which lifestyle is best for you will take time and research; however, in some cases, such as for someone living with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or a food allergy, this decision may be obvious.

In many other cases, choosing to make a dietary or lifestyle change should be carefully balanced between your unique needs.

The Gluten-Free Mall has been providing guaranteed gluten-free products since 1998, but we also offer items for other dietary lifestyles, like vegan, paleo, and more. Learn more about some of the dietary lifestyles we serve and shop our extensive selection of products.

Vegan

Veganism is a lifestyle that avoids meat, eggs, dairy, and other animal-based ingredients. Many vegans also avoid non-food products that may include animal-ingredients, such as clothes, like leather, fur, and wool, or health and beauty products. In addition, many vegans will also avoid products tested on animals.

People often choose to go vegan for a combination of reasons, including ethical, environmental or health reasons.

What Is Veganism?

A vegan diet includes grains, legumes, beans, fruits, vegetables, and foods that can be made from these items. Foods made from animal products or ingredients are excluded. Foods and other items that are processed using animal products, such as certain wines, refined white sugar, and gelatin are also often avoided.

While there are individuals who are vegan strictly for health reasons, it’s important to understand that for many vegans, veganism goes beyond just food. At its heart, veganism promotes a more caring and humane world.

Shopping For Vegan Food Products

At The Gluten-Free Mall, we offer a wide variety of vegan food products that can make shopping easier. Look for the vegan badge to find products that are compliant:

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You can also filter and shop specifically for our selection of vegan-friendly products to make finding what you’re looking for even easier.

Paleo

The Paleo diet looks to remedy the ills of modern, sedentary lifestyles through replicating what our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate thousands of years ago.

While scientists are unable to say for certain what paleolithic humans ate, they tend to agree that our ancestors’ diets consisted of whole foods like lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts. These foods are the backbone of a paleo-friendly dietary lifestyle.

What Is Paleo?

A paleo lifestyle primarily consists of avoiding foods that were common as farming communities started developing around 10,000 years ago, including dairy, legumes, and grains.

Instead, a paleo lifestyle encourages eating what would have been available before the emergence of agrarian societies. By only eating foods like lean meats, fruits, and vegetables, you eliminate many high-fat and over-processed foods with little nutritional value and a lot of calories.

Generally, someone who eats paleo naturally ends up consuming fewer calories while increasing their intake of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. In addition, avoiding processed foods, grains, most dairy products, legumes, and artificial sweeteners, can be helpful for those with dietary restrictions from celiac disease or lactose intolerance.

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The Gluten-Free Mall offers a wide selection of paleo friendly food choices. While shopping, just look for the paleo badge beside products:

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Our selection of paleo foods is also available to shop in its entirety. The Gluten Free Mall makes shopping for your paleo grocery list fast and convenient!

Keto

A ketogenic diet, or keto, is centered on eating low-carb and high-fat foods. Keto tends to get tossed in with low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets like Paleo and Atkins, but a ketogenic diet is actually quite different.

Unlike other low-carb diets that emphasize an increased protein consumption, keto instead focuses on a higher fat intake.

What Is Keto?

Eating high fat foods might seem counterintuitive since fat has traditionally been viewed as unhealthy and has more calories than either carbs or protein. However, a ketogenic diet works by forcing your metabolism to use a different type of “fuel.”

Typically, our bodies rely heavily on sugar as a fuel source. When we eat carbohydrates, like grains, fruits, and vegetables, our body breaks this down into glucose, which is also known as “blood sugar.”

A ketogenic diet forces your body to rely on ketone bodies - a fuel produced in the liver from stored fat. When this occurs, your body is said to be in a state of ketosis. In this state, your body becomes much more efficient at burning fat for energy.

Shopping For Keto Foods On The Gluten-Free Mall

The Gluten-Free Mall offers a number of keto-friendly food products that are also gluten-free. When browsing, look for this badge next to products:

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You can also conveniently shop all of our keto foods at one time. Whether you’re just beginning a ketogenic diet or have been keto for a long time, we have a wide selection to make shopping easier!

Raw

A raw food dietary lifestyle, sometimes also known as raw foodism or raw veganism, focuses on eating raw and unprocessed foods. Raw foodism mostly includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and even some grains.

Raw foodism adheres to the belief that cooking food almost completely destroys its inherent nutritional value and other natural components like enzymes. In turn, this means cooked foods are less healthy than raw or unprocessed foods.

What Is Raw Foodism?

A food is considered raw if it has not been heated over 104–118°F (40–48°C). Raw foods are also unrefined, unpasteurized, and not treated with pesticides or similar chemicals.

Much like veganism, raw foodism is mostly plant-based and consists of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Although some people will also eat sprouted grains and unpasteurized dairy, as well.

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Get raw food products shipped right to your door! Simply look for our raw food badge next to products as you shop:

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You can also easily filter and shop through our entire selection of raw food friendly products to make shopping even simpler!

Find The Food That’s Right For You

Whether you are vegan, paleo, or gluten-free, we have food products available for a variety of dietary needs and lifestyles. From fresh shelf stable to frozen, breads, pastas, and more to full ready-to-make meals, The Gluten-Free Mall is here to help grocery shopping for your lifestyle simple and convenient.

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