Since writing this post on TripAdvisor some time ago, I’ve been thinking more about gluten-free eating in general. While I’m obviously no doctor or nutritionist, I can see where eating gluten-free is just a bit more healthy than eaten all gluten products. While I’m not convinced that for the majority of folks going “gluten-free” that the decision isn’t made more for a general comfort’s sake rather than a real life-threatening situation should one eat the occassional piece of wheat bread, I don’t doubt that it’s overall a healthier way to go.
In Nicaragua we tend to eat mostly beans and rice, with tortilla, plantain, and the occasional cheese or sour cream (crema) as a side dish, for flavor. Sure you can get a hamburger or a pizza (with plenty of extra gluten!) in this country, but let’s just say that for every slice of pizza served in this country, a couple-three hundred servings of beans and rice have been delivered to their lucky recipients!