What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein that tends to exist in wheat, barley and rye among other carbohydrates. Gluten can be found in many grains, but there are still several grains that don’t include any trace of gluten.
Despite what you may have heard, gluten it not necessarily bad for your health. However, some people do have difficulty digesting gluten and therefore need to avoid it.
When you begin a gluten-free lifestyle you may begin to feel as though gluten is in everything! Don’t worry, you still have plenty of options for food, you just need to know what you can eat.
So now you may be thinking, “What on Earth can someone living a gluten-free lifestyle eat?” The fruit and vegetable section will quickly become your favorite place to shop, if it isn’t already. Almost everything in this section is gluten-free and up for grabs. However, the rest of the grocery store can turn grocery shopping into a complex task when beginning a gluten-free lifestyle.
There are large amounts of variations of gluten ingredients. Thankfully the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA) now requires manufacturers to mention any kind of wheat ingredient to be labeled as “wheat”.
There are many products with the ability to be cross contaminated with gluten, such as oats. This section includes tools and resources to help you begin living a fulfilling gluten-free life.
◊ Be sure to also check out the recipe page for great gluten-free recipes that are quick and easy for beginners, plus more!
Gluten Free Food Cheat Sheet
Check out this user friendly cheat sheet that no one living a gluten-free lifestyle should live without.
5 Simple Steps to a Gluten Free Lifestyle
Live a gluten free lifestyle with these simple steps.