What is a Gluten-Free diet?

Gluten free dietA gluten-free diet excludes gluten, a protein composite found in wheat, barley, rye and other grains and has become one of the fastest growing dietary choices in the world. Most foods consumed on a gluten-free diet can promote healthy weight loss, with the right combinations of other foods and a well-balanced diet.

How did the gluten-free diet start?

Gluten causes health problems for people with Celiac Disease (CD) or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) and a gluten-free diet is the only way to treat the condition. When a person with CD or NCGS eats foods containing gluten, their small intestine gets damaged and some side effects may include abdominal pain, fatigue, weight loss, joint pain and more. This also prevents their small intestine from making use of the nutrients in the food they ate. A gluten-free diet can improve digestive health, help cholesterol levels and boost energy levels for people with CD or a gluten intolerance.

Would a gluten-free diet be good for me?

Of course! By starting a gluten-free diet, you eliminate many unhealthy foods from your diet instantly including deep-fried and breaded foods, pasta, cereal, pastries and cakes and more. You can and should eat naturally gluten-free foods like meat, fish, dairy, fruits, vegetables, potatoes and nuts. This is not only more healthy, but the most cost-effective way to eat because you mostly eat at home! We’ve got plenty of gluten-free recipes for you to try that will make your mouth water!


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The ingredients you must avoid:
  • White Flour
  • Whole Wheat Flour
  • Durum Wheat
  • Graham Flour
  • Triticale
  • Kamut
  • Semolina
  • Spelt
  • Wheat Germ
  • Wheat Bran
  • Rye
  • Barley
  • Malt
  • Einkorn
  • Farina


Gluten is most commonly found in:
  • Fried Foods (Breaded)
  • Pasta
  • Couscous
  • Bread
  • Soy Sauce
  • Imitation Fish (Crab)
  • Some Broths
  • Cookies
  • Cakes
  • Muffins
  • Pastries
  • Cereal
  • Crackers
  • Beer
  • Gravy