Tips for Beginning a Gluten Free Diet

Is a gluten-free diet the right choice for you? It's hard not to think about this when we see so many articles on the topic these days. Many people find that it can be healthy and satisfying to avoid gluten.  

What Is a Gluten-free Diet?

A gluten-free diet is an eating plan that excludes gluten – a family of proteins found in wheat, barley, and rye.  

What Does Gluten Do to Your Body?

 According to The Mayo Clinic, gluten can cause fatigue, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, and malnutrition, particularly for those sensitive to it. 

Foods That Contain Gluten

Figuring out which foods contain gluten can be tricky. To stay on the safe side, avoid the ingredients wheat, barley, rye, and triticale. 

Foods That Do Not Contain Gluten

Whole fruits and vegetables Nuts Meat, fish, seafood,  Brown rice Eggs

Tips for a Gluten-free Diet

 Clean out your pantry and throw away or donate any foods containing gluten Be careful and plan when eating out

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