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Tips And Tricks To Help You Stay On Track With A Gluten-Free Diet

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Tips And Tricks To Help You Stay On Track With A Gluten-Free Diet

Whether you think you have an intolerance to gluten or are a long time sufferer of Celiacs disease, having or considering a gluten-free diet might be something of the norm to you. But many people are turning to this sort of lifestyle to ensure that they take greater care of their bodies, especially if they find they are struggling with symptoms of bloatedness or uncomfort in the stomach area. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. If you are newly diagnosed with Celiacs disease or have struggled with it for some time, you will know that the disease formulates when your immune system reacts to gluten found in your body. It might seem daunting to be considering a gluten-free diet, but hopefully, these tips and tricks will make the transition much easier.

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Labels on food items will become second nature to you

Many food items need to have certain allergen information printed on the labels to help people like yourself identify whether it is safe to eat. However, on first look, these labels can appear confusing. Take time to understand the labeling and make sure you can spot the signs of whether something is good for you. Mostly, you will be looking at the ingredients list, so keep a close eye out for any grain that includes the gluten protein.

 

Use gluten-free substitutes

Just because things like bread or pasta may be out of the question, it doesn’t mean you can’t use substitutes for these products, or even gluten-free versions. There are more and more products being readily available on the high street that are in fact gluten-free. Alternatively, invest in equipment that specializes in the gluten-free lifestyle, for example, gluten free bread machines are available online and could help you create some wonderful loaves of bread that are safe to eat.

 

There are some grains you can still use in your diet

Don’t just assume that all grains are bad for you. Things like Quinoa, Polenta, and Buckwheat, are all safe to eat on a gluten-free diet. Thankfully, grains like this are also more easily accessible in stores.

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Alcohol may not be your friend, here’s the facts

I appreciate you may enjoy a glass of wine or bottle of beer every now and again but some alcohol includes gluten. Mostly beers, ales, and stouts should be avoided. However, your favorite glass of wine or spirit should still be fine. Just check the labels in advance.

 

Be experimental in the kitchen and embrace the lifestyle change

Changing your lifestyle often means you can get yourself into a bit of a cooking rut in the kitchen. But use this as an opportunity to be experimental with new flavors or ingredients. You’d be surprised the recipes you can find online, and how inspired you can be.

Be vigilant with cross contamination

Finally, kitchen hygiene is important, but when it comes to gluten-free diets, it’s important to ensure that you are vigilant when it comes to cross contamination. Even the tiniest amount of gluten in your diet could cause you huge discomfort.

I hope these tips and tricks help you if you are embarking on a gluten-free diet.

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6 Replies to “Tips And Tricks To Help You Stay On Track With A Gluten-Free Diet”

  1. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I am so happy you shared this. I have been thinking about doing this. Thank you so much. God Bless

  2. Cheryl Everitt says:

    My doctor recently suggested the gluten-free diet might help with symptoms that I am having.
    Even with the diet sheet he gave me I have trouble picking the right foods. Thank you the tips and hints!

  3. Cheryl Everitt says:

    I am not sure my comment went through so here I am again. Your tips and hints follow the same line of diet that my doctor suggested I try. Thank you.

  4. I didn’t know you could have things like quinoa on a GF diet. Nutrition labels are very important for many different diets and good for people in general to know how to navigate.

  5. I have a few friends on this diet. It is very difficult. These are great tips that I will be sure to share!

  6. Great article! My friend’s daughter just found out she can’t eat gluten because it makes her sick and she’s considering about making nothing but gluten free dishes for the entire family, but she said it’s pretty hard to do. You have to read everything you eat very carefully.

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