What is Gluten-Free Food?

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What is Gluten-Free Food?

People are growing extra conscious about their health with every passing day. Thus, there is a need to identify and consume food that is rich in good proteins and avoid those with harmful proteins. Gluten is a general name for a protein that is usually found in the endosperm of various grass-related grains like flour, wheat, bread, and soybean. Gliadin, present inside Gluten is responsible for most of the negative health effects in the human body, and thus it is to be avoided as much as possible.

Gluten Free Food List

#1. Healthy fat like extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, ghee, almond milk, and other organic stuff can be consumed as a part of the gluten-free diet. 

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#2. Proteins from whole eggs, wild fish, shellfish, and meat of grass-fed animals are gluten-free and good to be consumed.

#3. Green leafy vegetables, lettuces, mushrooms, and other organic vegetables contain zero gluten. So, you can include these vegetables in your gluten-free diet chart.

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#4. Low-sugar fruit, namely avocado, bell peppers, cucumber, tomato, zucchini, and pumpkins are very good for consumption due to low sugar levels.

#5. Herbs, seasonings, and condiments like mustard, horseradish, tapenade, and salsa, wheat, soy, and sugar are absolutely healthy for you when consumed moderately. So, read the label which shares the list of ingredients within the product before consumption.

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Gluten Free Cereal

Most of the cereals in the market today are gluten-free. However, to ensure complete safety, the buyer should always look for the list of nutrients on the packet before purchase.

Gluten Free Snacks

#1. Carrots, cucumbers, celery 

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#2. Carrots with honey mustard dip

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#3. Rice crackers and cheese

#4. Apples and caramel

#5. Frozen grapes

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#6. Sweet potato fries

#7. Sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds

#8. Peanut butter, hummus, or baba ghanouj on rice cakes

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#9. Salsa and tortilla chips

#10. Guacamole and tortilla chips

#11. Hard boiled eggs

#12. Popcorn, popsicles

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#13. Raisins or craisins

#14. Cream cheese on a rice cake, topped with jam

Gluten Free Diet Tips

#1. Focus on what you can eat instead of what you can't.

#2. Don't cheat yourself.

#3. Buy a cookbook to cook your own food.

#4. Shop for Gluten-free food products.

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#5. Gather information about Gluten-free products.

#6. Develop a habit to read product labels.

#7. Always look for Gluten-free mark before purchasing anything.

#8. Replace your regular bread with ready-made gluten-free bread.

#9. Choose whole grains like brown rice, sorghum, buckwheat, and millets.

#10. Don't skip regular dairy products.

#11. Spread the word and involve your family in the gluten-free diet regime.

We hope you liked this healthy article, and if you did let us know using the comment section below.

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