gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac disease. You’ll have to stay away from
gluten for the rest of your life. Even the smallest amount will trigger a reaction that
can damage your small intestine. Eating a gluten-free diet means a new approach to food.
A gluten-free diet often means not eating most grains, pasta, cereals, and processed
foods. This is because they often contain wheat, rye, and barley. You’ll need to become
an expert at reading ingredient lists on packages. Choose foods that don’t have gluten.
You can still eat a well-balanced diet with many different foods. You can have meat,
fish, rice, fruits, and vegetables. You can also have prepared foods that are marked
gluten-free. Be especially careful about condiments, dressings, and gravy, because these
may contain gluten. Prescription and over-the-counter medicines may also contain
can find gluten-free bread, pasta, and other products in just about every grocery
store. Gluten-free dishes are on menus at all kinds of restaurants. But remember that
gluten can be hidden in many foods. This includes foods se that a restaurant says are
gluten-free. This is why preparing your own food is often the best way to go.