Gluten-Free Diet---Some Hard and Fast Ground Rules
´╗┐Gluten-Free Diet---Some Hard and Fast Rules First of all, if you are reading this, you know the purpose of a gluten-free diet is the primary treatment for those of us with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. A gluten-free diet completely excludes the protein gluten found in grains such as barley, wheat, rye, and oats (due to contamination issues). Eating a gluten-free diet helps in the prevention of symptoms and complications. Those new to following a gluten-free diet know this is quite a drastic change, and with all drastic changes, it takes some getting used to. Initially, this diet (life change) may be frustrating but with a little creativity and patience there is no need to feel deprived by gluten-free restrictions. To begin, let's focus on all the yummy foods that you can eat instead. You will feel pleasantly surprised by all the gluten-free options available. You may also be surprised by the amount of foods that are sneaky, sneaky, sneaky!! Are you wondering what foods are gluten-free and which ones are not? Let's begin! SAFE FOODS --these are foods that are naturally gluten-free (of course, this means no additives, plain, not breaded, marinated or in sauce): Eggs Fresh meats Poultry Seafood Vegetables Fruit Most dairy Seeds Nuts beans Safe