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A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, malts and triticale.
A gluten-free diet is used to treat celiac disease. Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. Eating a gluten-free diet helps people with celiac disease control their signs and symptoms and prevent complications.
In order to avoid eating gluten, avoid food and drinks containing:BarleyBulgurDurhamFarinaGraham flourKamutMatzo mealRyeSemolinaSpelt (a form of wheat)TriticaleWheatAvoid unless labeled 'gluten free'
Avoid these foods unless they're labeled as gluten free or made with corn, rice, soy or other gluten-free grain. Also check the label to see that they're processed in a facility that is free of wheat or other contaminating products:BeersBreadsCandiesCakes and piesCerealsCookiesCrackersCroutonsGraviesImitation meats or seafoodOatsPastasProcessed luncheon meatsSalad dressingsSauces (including soy sauce)Self-basting poultrySoupsCertain grains, such as oats, can be contaminated with wheat during growing and processing stages of production. It's not clear whether oats are harmful for most people with celiac disease, but doctors generally recommend avoiding oats unless they are specifically labeled gluten free. The question of whether people eating a gluten-free diet can consume pure oat products remains a subject of scientific debate.Many other products that you eat or that could come in contact with your mouth may contain gluten. These include:
SO many have asked for Happy Diabetic Gluten Free recipes.
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To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art. – Duc Fransois de La Rochefoucauld
Chia Crusted ‘Ahi’ Tuna
Coated with ‘Chia Seeds’ Pan Seared ‘rare’ , Drizzled with Cilantro Oil
Served sliced on a bed of lightly sautéed fresh Spinach, Steamed Brown Rice, Steamed Broccolini & Organic Baby Vegetables
Chia Crusted ‘Ahi’ Tuna
1 5 oz yellow fin tuna steak
2 t chia seed
1 t olive oil
Vegetable food spray
4 ounces spinach cooked - wilted
2 t Cilantro Oil
Serves: 1 Cup
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 cup Ev olive oil
1. Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Drop the cilantro into the boiling water for a few seconds, then drain and refresh in a large bowl of ice water until cool.
2. Squeeze all excess liquid from the blanched cilantro and place it in the jar of a blender with the oil. Blend on high for 30 seconds, until the cilantro is pureed. Strain the oil through a fine sieve lined with cheesecloth. Store any remaining cilantro oil in a covered container in the refrigerator.
Grilled Asparagus and Roasted Baby Portabellinis Brushed with Olive Oil and Lightly Grilled Over an Open Flame, Stacked with Local ‘MayTag’ Blue Cheese
Grilled Asparagus and Roasted Baby Portabellas
6 trimmed stalks of asparagus
2 portabella mushrooms
2 T Olive oil
1 T garlic
2 T blue cheese
Caramelized Salmon with Fruit Salsa
‘Splenda’ dusted, pan seared, Balsamic Glaze, Served with our freshly made Mango Pico De Gallo Grilled Citrus Asparagus & Roasted Red Skin Potatoes
6 oz fresh salmon filet
2 tsp. Splenda
1⁄2 tsp. coarsely ground pepper
Fruit Salsa Glaze:
½ T balsamic vinegar
½ T Red wine Vinegar
½ T Splenda
1 Tbsp. water
½ Tbsp. c brown sugar
2 Tbsp. Salsa
2 Cup Tomato (small diced)
½ Cup Cilantro (chopped)
2 Cup Yellow Onion (small diced)
3 Tbsp. Lime Juice
2ea Jalapeno (small, minced NO Seeds)
4oz Mango (fresh, diced)
S&P to taste
Jumbo Tiger Prawns (4) Lightly sautéed with garlic & ‘Extra Virgin’ Olive Oil, Bedded on freshly sliced Organic Tomatoes. Low-Fat Feta Cheese crumbles, fresh Basil, and Cracked Black Pepper Served with a wedge of Lime.
Shrimp of Love
3 slices organic garden-grown tomatoes
1 oz low fat feta cheese
2 sprigs of basil; fresh
1 T virgin olive oil
Dash cracked pepper
4 U 16-20 raw, deveined shrimp
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 t freshly ground black pepper
1 fresh lime wedge
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Learn more about celiac disease, including diagnosis, history, and sources of gluten, on our Understanding Celiac Disease page.
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