Gluten Free Food

A gluten-free diet is a treatment for celiac disease. Some people are sensitive to gluten, even though they don’t have celiac disease, when they eat gluten.

People with non-celiac gluten sensitivity may benefit from a gluten-free diet. But people with celiac disease must be gluten-free to prevent symptoms and disease-related complications.

Healthy gluten free food

Healthy gluten free food choices comprise:

healthy gluten free foods: avocado, coconut, and venison
Eat healthy gluten free foods such as avocados, coconuts, and venison meat

Eat nutritious gluten free food for optimal health, such as:

  • Eggs
  • Oats (if labeled gluten-free)
  • Olives
  • Quinoa
  • Coconut
  • Avocados
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Currants
  • Green salads
  • Nuts: almonds, walnuts, cashews, brazil nuts, etc.
  • Seeds: Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds

Healthy fats include:

Good Gluten Free Foods:

It’s important to make sure that they are not processed or mixed with gluten-containing grains, additives or preservatives. Many grains and starches can be part of a gluten-free diet, such as:

  • Amaranth
  • Arrowroot
  • Buckwheat
  • Gluten-free flours (potato or bean based flours)
  • Millet
  • Black Rice
  • Sorghum
  • Tapioca
  • Teff
  • Pitted dates
  • Sorghum
  • Millet
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    Arrowroot
    Amaranth
    Teff
    Flax
    Chia
    Yucca
    Gluten-free oats
    Nut flours
    There has been some research that some naturally gluten-free grains may contain gluten from cross-contact with gluten containing grains through harvesting and processing. If you are concerned about the safety of a grain, purchase only versions that are tested for the presence of gluten and contain less than 20 ppm.
    Read more at https://celiac.org/live-gluten-free/glutenfreediet/food-options/

Magnesium-rich foods

Magnesium-rich foods are also gluten-free foods. Magnesium-rich foods include:

  • dark leafy greens, such as , boiled spinach
  • Nuts: almonds, cashews and peanuts,
  • Seeds,
  • fish,
  • beans,
  • whole grains,
  • avocados,
  • yogurt,
  • bananas,
  • fruit,
  • dark chocolate and more.

The current daily value (DV) for magnesium is 400mg. Warning: consuming too much magnesium typically causes diarrhea as the body attempts to excrete the excess.

 

Unhealthy Gluten Free Foods

Rice: White rice and brown rice contains trace amounts of arsenic.

Corn: Almost all corn grown in North America is GMO dowsed with glycophosphate that disrupts gut health.

Eat lightly spicy food instead of sugary foods.

Not all gluten free food is good for you. Gluten is a mixture of proteins found in wheat and related grains, including barley, rye, oat, and all their species and hybrids.

Gluten is associated with inflammation in the body, diabetes, and Altzimers disease.

Some bad gluten free foods contain excess carbohydrates, sugar, and other toxins.

Cheese from cow milk in Canada is often laced with trace amounts of morphine that was injected into cows.

Foods With Gluten

Avoid all food and drinks containing:

  • Barley (malt, malt flavoring and malt vinegar are usually made from barley)
  • Rye
  • Triticale (a cross between wheat and rye)
  • Wheat

Avoiding wheat can be challenging because wheat products go by numerous names. Consider the many types of wheat flour on supermarket shelves — bromated, enriched, phosphated, plain and self-rising. Here are other wheat products to avoid:

  • Durum flour
  • Farina
  • Graham flour
  • Kamut
  • Semolina
  • Spelt

Avoid the following foods unless they’re labeled as gluten-free or made with corn, rice, soy or other gluten-free grain:

  • Beer
  • Breads
  • Cakes and pies
  • Candies
  • Cereals
  • Communion wafers
  • Cookies and crackers
  • Croutons
  • French fries
  • Gravies
  • Imitation meat or seafood
  • Matzo
  • Pastas
  • Processed luncheon meats
  • Salad dressings
  • Sauces, including soy sauce
  • Seasoned rice mixes
  • Seasoned snack foods, such as potato and tortilla chips
  • Self-basting poultry
  • Soups and soup bases
  • Vegetables in sauce

Gluten-Free Foods References:

https://www.glutenfreeliving.com/gluten-free-foods/

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/gluten-free-diet/art-20048530

https://celiac.org/live-gluten-free/glutenfreediet/food-options/

http://www.doctoroz.com/slideshow/magnesium-grocery-list?gallery=true&page=3

http://www.drperlmutter.com/eat/list-of-gluten-free-foods/

About Author:

Studied Nutrition and Physical Activity for Health at the University of Pittsburgh.