Gluten Free Diet

Gluten Free Diet: Any food that doesnot include the gluten protein in it is called gluten free diet. Gluten protein is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye.

A gluten free diet is primarily used to treat celiac disease. Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease.


  • 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, however. This is called non-celac gluten sensitivity.
  • 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.

Gluten free healthy and delicious foods are listed below:

  • Beans, seeds and nuts in their natural, unprocessed form
  • Fresh eggs
  • Fresh meats, fish and poultry (not breaded, batter-coated or marinated)
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Most dairy products

It’s important to make sure that they are not processed or mixed with gluten-containing grains, additives or preservatives. There are gluten free grains and starch like:

  • Amaranth
  • Arrowroot
  • Buckwheat
  • Corn and cornmeal
  • Flax
  • Gluten-free flours (rice, soy, corn, potato, bean)

Avoid all food and drinks with Gluten:

  • Barley (malt, malt flavoring and malt vinegar are usually made from barley)
  • Rye
  • Wheat

The Food Is Termed Gluten Free Only When It Meets the Following Requirements:

  • The food is inherently gluten free (like fresh fruit or raw vegetables)
  • It does not contain an ingredient that is a gluten-containing grain (such as wheat, spelt wheat, rye or barley)
  • It does not have an ingredient derived from a gluten rich grain like such as wheat flour (unless processd to make gluten free)

Some Gluten free Appetizing Food Options are here:

  • Grilled pineapple
  • Berries marinated in balsamic vinegar
  • Fruited rice pudding
  • Sauteed bananas
  • Seasonal fruit palette
  • Balsamic roast chicken
  • Chili
  • Grilled chicken salad with olives and oranges
  • Mediterranean-style grilled salmon
  • Spinach mushroom frittata
  • Citrus salad
  • Grilled chicken salad with olives and oranges
  • Yellow pear and cherry tomato salad
  • Chick pea hummus

While the above article guides you to eating healthier, there is no substitute for customized professional advice given by a qualified nutritionist. We urge you to speak to your personal dietician or if you need help, contact a nutritionist at Qua Nutrition.

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