There’s a major difference between having a gluten-free diet and having celiac disease, or gluten intolerance. Gluten is a protein found in certain grains like wheat, barley, rye, and other similar grains. Being allergic to gluten can cause an enormous amount of bodily harm and problems if not correctly diagnosed with proper dietary restrictions put into place. HealthStatus shows that you can live your life in a healthy way without gluten!
Before jumping into this new gluten-free lifestyle, make sure you check with a doctor or nutritionist to make sure that you are in fact celiac or that your lifestyle is healthy and you’re getting the proper nutrients you’ll need without foods that contain gluten. If you don’t get the diet that’s right for you, you could be facing severe health issues.
If you’re celiac, you should always avoid foods with:
Any foods containing these three proteins should be avoided at all costs! Foods like beer, bread, crackers, pasta, and more should be eliminated from your diet.
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Foods like oats, quinoa, rice, and soy are all allowed! But, especially with oats, be careful of cross-contamination. Your gluten-free diet can also include:
- Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
- Nuts and Beans
- Most Dairy
- Meats, Fish, and Poultry
Stick with fresh food and stay away from canned or ready-made goods! With a little bit of careful planning, your diet should stay intact.
Remember to always check labels for gluten-free and avoid cross-contamination!
Living a gluten-free lifestyle can be a fun new adventure into healthy living. Let us know how you’re doing!