Cutting out gluten from your diet may seem like a difficult and limiting task. Switching to a gluten-free diet is a big change, and like anything new, it takes some getting used to. Fortunately, there are many healthy and delicious foods that are naturally free of gluten!
Naturally Gluten Free foods
Fruit, corn, rice, wild rice, millet, brown millet, teff, buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa, soy, sesame, flaxseed, hemp, potatoes, vegetables, nuts, milk, eggs, meat, fish, poultry, legumes, fats and oils.
Many items that usually contain gluten have gluten free alternatives that are widely available in most grocery stores and make living gluten-free much easier.
Gluten Free Alternatives
Pasta, semolina, bulgur, and couscous do contain gluten, but here are some gluten-free alternatives for you:
Contains Gluten No Gluten
Pasta → Rice, Buckwheat, Millet, Corn Noodles
Semolina → Polenta
Bulgur → Rice
Couscous → Quinoa
Wheat Bran → Gluten Free Oat Bran
Bread → Gluten Free Bread
Cereal → Corn Flakes
Granola → Gluten Free Granola Mix
Ovaltine → Cocoa
Beer → Gluten Free Beer
Gluten Free Alternatives to Flour
Chestnut flour, lupine flour, guar gum, arrowroot flour, tapioca flour, banana flour, coconut flour, hemp flour, chickpea flour, soy flour, almond flour, quinoa flour, amaranth flour.
Keep in mind that minimally processed fresh foods are a crucial part of a healthy gluten-free diet. It is very important to base your diet around fruits, vegetables, meats, and other healthy food groups.
The gluten-free diet is a treatment for celiac disease. Some people who don’t have celiac disease also may have symptoms when they eat gluten, this is called non-celiac gluten sensitivity. People with celiac disease who eat a gluten-free diet experience fewer symptoms and complications of the disease.
A gluten free diet takes work and some planning, get to know the ground rules and you will be on your way to a happy, healthy gluten-free life.
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Eat Healthy. Stay Healthy.