More and more people every day stumble through aisles in the stores lined with gluten- free products. Gluten is tending to become the new buzzword.

Gluten is a protein that is found in foods such as rye, wheat and barley. This protein can cause inflammation in the small intestine in people allergic to him.

Gluten Intolerance

Gluten Intolerance

Many cases go untreated, because people think that those symptoms are normal reaction of the everyday food. These days many people are realizing that they don’t have to live with gluten intolerance.

Intolerance to gluten can be a genetic disorder also known as celiac disease. In this condition, the lining of the intestines is damaged as the person ingest gluten. This means that the nutrients will not be absorbed.

Celiac disease can occur in 1 out of 133 Americans. Some people live with undiagnosed celiac disease, especially when the symptoms include weight loss, diarrhea, mild weakness, bloating, malnutrition etc.

IBS also has symptoms of gas and diarrhea which makes the diagnosis of celiac disease more difficult. The more the disease goes undiagnosed the more damage she does to the body.

Gluten Free Diet

Gluten free diet can be very extreme diet, but when it comes to your body health, change is a must. The transition in the diet can be hard, but there are natural products that can help and easier the switch.

The list below contains allowed foods:

  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Fresh eggs
  • Beans
  • Poultry
  • Fresh meats
  • Amaranth
  • Fruits and veggies
  • Corn
  • Arrowroot
  • Buckwheat
  • Gluten free flour( soy, rice, corn, potato)
  • Soy
  • Tapioca
  • Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Millet

On the opposite site there are products that have to be avoided:

  • Rye
  • Triticate
  • Barley
  • Beer
  • Wheat
  • Cake
  • Bread
  • Candy
  • Pie
  • Cereal
  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • French fries
  • Croutons
  • Sea food
  • Pasta
  • Salad dressing
  • Vegetables in sauce
  • Oats

This foods have to be avoided, but in case when they are labeled as gluten- free they are save to consume.Some vitamins and medications can contain gluten as a binding agent.

Checking the labels is the best way to make sure that you are not ingesting gluten.If you start this gluten- free diet you should talk to dietitian to make sure the diet you are going to take contains:

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Fiber
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Folate
  • Thiamin

If you notice some of the celiac disease symptoms, the best think for you is to get tested for gluten sensitivity.