About Gluten Free Diets – Benefits and Tips

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Gluten can be found in several foods which are consumed everyday including rye, oats, wheat, malt and barley. While it has been found to cause mild allergic reactions in some people, it can lead to full-blown Coeliac disease in others. Many people chose to stop consuming gluten and have found it beneficial, ranging from those with ADHD to those with auto-immune disorders.

About Gluten Free Diets - Benefits and Tips

About Gluten Free Diets - Benefits and Tips

Gluten Free Diets

Gluten-free diets have also been shown to be beneficial to those suffering from thyroid disease, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, anemia, autism, and irritable bowel syndrome. Eliminating gluten from the diet can also be of great benefit to those wishing to lose weight.

By stopping consuming foods which contain gluten from your diet, it is also possible to increase your energy levels, lower bad cholesterol levels and even assist the body`s digestive processes – you find many sports stars opting for this in order to perform better at higher levels.

Benefits of Gluten Free Diets

A gluten free diet is thought to offer the following benefits –

1. Reduce chronic back pain

2. Cure migraines

3. Eliminate bloating

4. Help with speech delay

5. Help with potty-training

6. Can ratchet emotions down

7. Cures all sorts of tummy troubles

8. Help with depression

List of Gluten-Free Food

All fresh fruit, All fresh vegetables, Fresh herbs and spices

Fats and Oils
Vegetable, canola and olive oils, Shortenings, Mayonnaise, Salad dressings

Frozen Foods
Plain frozen fruits and vegetables, Ice creams, sherbets, ices, Gluten-free frozen waffles

Freezer Section
Milk, half-and-half, cream, whipping cream, Aged cheeses, Butter, Margarine, Yogurts, Cottage cheese, Sour cream, Cream cheese, Eggs,Tofu, Jello, Rice pudding, Tapioca pudding, 100% fruit juices

Packages, Cans and Jars
Plain canned fruits and vegetables, Applesauce, Cranberry sauce, Canned beans and lentils, Spaghetti sauces, Canned fish (e.g., tuna, salmon, sardines), Organic packaged soups, Gluten-free pastas, Corn tortillas

Rice cakes, rice crackers, Soy crisps, Popcorn, Cheese puffs, Potato and corn chips, Jello, Candies, Chocolates, Dried fruits

Meats and Fish
All fresh beef and poultry, All fish and shellfish, Hot dogs and luncheon meats (For anything prepackaged or prewrapped, check labels for additives)

Grains and Seeds
Quinoa, Rice, Buckwheat, Chickpeas, Flax, Sunflower seeds, Cornstarch, Potato starch

Vinegars (but not malt vinegar), Mustard, Ketchup, Horseradish, Jams and jellies, Honey, Maple syrup, Relish, pickles, olives

Cream of Rice cereal, Puffed rice, puffed corn, Gluten-free cereals, Gluten-free frozen waffles

Baking Supplies
Sugar, Salt and pepper, Herbs and spices, Evaporated or condensed milk, Corn meal, Tapioca, Baking soda, Baking powder, Gluten-free flours, Baking chocolate, Cocoa

Coffee and Tea (but check the gluten-free status of flavored coffees and teas), Soft drinks, Fruit juice

Nuts and Beans
Dried beans and peas, Plain nuts, Peanut butter, Almond butter, Cashew butter

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