Gluten Free Dining at The EDGE

Enjoy gluten free menu options at The EDGE restaurant on Natai Beach in Pahng Nga. Gluten free options account for 40% of our menu items including, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

On top of it we have available gluten free bread, pizza and pasta as per guests’ request and we accommodate also gluten free kids menu.

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What Is Gluten?

Gluten is a type of protein found in certain grains such as wheat, rye and barley. Gluten is what gives foods a chewy texture and helps food keep its shape. Gluten is most commonly found in bread but can also be used as an additive to sauces and dressings to add volume. These proteins can pass undigested into the intestinal tract and that's where the issues begin.

Do We Need To Be Gluten Free?

Issues with gluten occur when the proteins pass to the intestine undigested. They can become caught and begin to ferment, causing gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea.

Many people are able to enjoy foods that contain gluten without any undesirable side effects. However, a small percentage of the population have serious health issues related to the consumption of gluten. Three common conditions are wheat allergies, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. Symptoms can range from mild intestinal upset to nutritional deficiencies because the gluten affects the body's ability to process nutrients correctly. These conditions may lead to the necessity of removing gluten-containing products from the daily diet entirely.

What Are the Benefits?

Choosing gluten-free foods often may lead to cutting out highly refined sugars. This, in turn, helps to reduce insulin levels that can indicate future issues with metabolism or diabetes. Many processed foods are also high in sodium for preservation and to enhance flavor lost by the refinement process. Removing them will help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Some intestinal issues such as gas or bloating may be resolved as well since the body has trouble digesting gluten at times. Other improvements such as a reduction in bad cholesterol and weight loss may occur because of the removal of sugar and processed carbohydrates.

Should I Follow A Gluten Free Diet?

Even without suffering from a health issue, a gluten-free diet can be beneficial. The foods that are naturally free of gluten are vegetables and fruits, as well as lean proteins. This tends to help eliminate processed sugars and carbohydrates from your diet. This may facilitate a return in energy and weight loss. Skin may be clearer and physical aches are diminished as more foods that have anti-inflammatory properties are consumed. Foods which are still in the original, unprocessed state also contain more vitamins and minerals the body needs to function.

Choosing a gluten-free diet may have a lot of benefits but consideration is still needed as to the food that will have to be removed from daily consumption. The success of this type of diet will depend a lot on dedication to becoming healthier and alleviating myriad health issues where gluten may be at fault.

Can I Eat Gluten Free Products?

Now that the gluten-free diet has become more mainstream, many restaurants and food production companies offer gluten-free meals and pre-packaged foods. Most food establishments will honour dietary needs as well, making eating out an easier task than it may have been years ago. When buying gluten free foods from the store, a consumer will need to be careful and watch for the carbohydrate content. When gluten is removed, the flavor is changed and so sugars and other chemicals are added to make up for this loss.

A gluten-free diet can be very beneficial for health and improve focus on whole foods that will keep the body and mind in excellent condition. This way of eating contains more of the foods that are generally recommended by physicians and a lot of the fast, fried foods disappear from the menu. This diet may mean a lot of changes but those changes may well be worth it.

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This was my first trip to Thailand and I was worried in case I had missed the boat on the Thailand of old. I should not have worried. This small, intimate and friendly five star resort is the most perfect position on a spectacular stretch of beach at Pak Nampran Bay. The emphasis on sustainability and doing things in a green and eco fashion makes you feel like you are also doing your bit. As a passionate foodie, I loved the fact that the menu is created from produce organically grown at the eco farm a few kilometres away. The menu tells you how far each dish has travelled to reach your table. One of my favorite moments was waking up to watch the sunrise from the comfort of my huge squishy bed, which overlooked the beach. Each afternoon, someone delivers a beautiful tray of fresh canapes to your room. You can even choose what time you would like to enjoy happy hour! It's rare to find a high end hotel with such a down to earth, friendly vibe and most importantly of all, a very clear and passionate social conscience. Please keep on doing what you are doing, please don't change. I'll be back and thank you for an unforgettable stay.
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My husband and I spent part of our honeymoon on your premises from December 5 to December 12, 2016. Our stay at Aleenta was absolutely fantastic and felt way too short! We enjoyed your kind hospitality, the extraordinary food, the facilities, the massages and the view we had from our room to the fullest. My husband and I are experienced travellers but we have hardly come across such friendliness, kindness and willingness as from you to make our holidays so special and unique. We will surely come back and already miss you a lot. Thank you so very much again!
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An amazing experience! We were a large group for a wedding and it was such a nice experience. I actually ended up sleeping on hammock. The food was really good, and all the service was amazing.
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