There is still a debate surrounding the general benefits of gluten. But most scientists agree that if you are not intolerant to the substance, there is no real benefit to avoiding it. However, if you choose to avoid gluten, or you are simply medically intolerant to it, there are lots of ways to enjoy the food you love without hurting your gut.
There are many alternatives to foods that often contain gluten, as well as a number of foods that are naturally gluten free.
New to all of this? Not sure what you can and can’t eat? Take a look at these 10 most common gluten-free foods to get you started!
1. Fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables should be a key ingredient to everyone’s diet, but they are particularly important if you have Celiac Disease. Most fruits and vegetables naturally contain no gluten at all, but there are some ways in which you need to be careful.
For instance, whole fruits that are organic and fresh won’t contain gluten, so you don’t have to worry about that. However, if you are purchasing fruit that has been sliced, or fruit that has been canned or prepared by someone else and packaged, you will want to check the labels. Other ingredients may have been added.