Going shopping for groceries? If you are a Celiac or have one in the family here are some tips to remember
People following a Gluten-free diet should focus on fresh fruits and vegetables for delicious meals. Buy seasonal vegetables and fruits, use them in creative ways -safe, gluten-free and healthy!
Currently you can buy gluten-free bread. However keep in mind that gluten-free bread has very few preservatives so check the ‘use by’ date before buying. Check the fat and sugar content as well- gluten-free bread often has added sugar and fat to make up for the lack of gluten. Ideally buy bread fortified with folic acid, iron and B vitamins since Celiac affected folks are often deficient in these.
Some low-fat cold cuts have wheat-based fillers to replace lost fat. Always look for the ‘Gluten-Free’ label on the product before buying.
If you are buying flavored dairy products, watch out for additives like malt or chocolate flavors -generally contraindicated in a gluten-free diet. Flavored yogurts, non-dairy creamers, and ice cream with added nuts and candy etc. are best avoided.
If you counter these words, be alerted to the very strong possibility of gluten in the product
Commonly found additives that probably contain gluten. These could have been derived from gluten sources like wheat, barley, rye or non-gluten sources like corn, tapioca or potato.