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 meete 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:

  1. Grilled pineapple
  2. Berries marinated in balsamic vinegar
  3. Fruited rice pudding
  4. Sauteed bananas
  5. Seasonal fruit palette
  6. Balsamic roast chicken
  7. Chili
  8. Grilled chicken salad with olives and oranges
  9. Mediterranean-style grilled salmon
  10. Spinach mushroom frittata
  11. Citrus salad
  12. Grilled chicken salad with olives and oranges
  13. Yellow pear and cherry tomato salad
  14. 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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