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Gluten is:

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Gluten is:

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Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. These grains are processed and used as starches and binders in many processed foods. You can also find gluten in medicines, lip balms, and vitamins.

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Which is a symptom of gluten intolerance?

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Which is a symptom of gluten intolerance?

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Common symptoms of a gluten intolerance include diarrhea, cramping, bloating, gas, constipation, and anemia. Celiac disease, which is due to gluten intolerance and is an autoimmune disease, has many of the same symptoms. A unique rash called dermatitis herpetiformis affects 15% to 25% of people with celiac disease. The intensely itchy rash may show up on your elbows, knees, and buttocks. If you have these symptoms, talk to your doctor.

Eating gluten-free is critical if you:

Eating gluten-free is critical if you:

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The only way to live symptom-free from celiac disease or a gluten intolerance is to always avoid foods with gluten. You may lose weight by eating gluten-free, but gluten-free doesn’t mean calorie-free. Eating fruits and vegetables is great, but make sure you’re getting all the nutrients necessary for a healthy diet. Talk to your doctor or a dietitian about eating healthy while eating gluten-free.

There is no test for celiac disease.

There is no test for celiac disease.

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You can find out whether you have celiac disease from a simple blood test. The blood test is looking for specific proteins in the blood. If you already cut gluten from your diet, you need to eat foods with gluten for several weeks before testing. If the blood test is positive, your doctor may confirm it with an endoscopic biopsy, taking a small sample of the small intestine.

Which grain does not contain gluten?

Which grain does not contain gluten?

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Quinoa is a “superfood” from the Andes Mountains that’s gluten-free and very nutritious, with high levels of protein and amino acids. It is an excellent, inexpensive alternative to grain. Quinoa may be eaten cooked like rice or couscous. It can also be ground into a flour. Some gluten-free pastas are made from quinoa flour.

You can tell which prepared foods have gluten just by looking at them.

You can tell which prepared foods have gluten just by looking at them.

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There’s no way to tell by looking at cooked foods whether they are gluten-free unless they are plainly cooked meats, fish, or vegetables. Look out for things like breading or sauce -- especially cream sauce. Read the labels and ask questions. When in doubt, don’t eat it.

You can’t drink alcohol if you’re on a gluten-free diet.

You can’t drink alcohol if you’re on a gluten-free diet.

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There’s no gluten in distilled spirits like wine and hard liquor. But some wine coolers and bottled mixed-liquor drinks have ingredients with gluten. Beer is made from grains that have gluten, but there are gluten-free beers on the market.

Which is a good gluten-free breakfast choice?

Which is a good gluten-free breakfast choice?

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Grits, which are made from corn, are gluten-free. Regular bagels and pancakes made with wheat flour are a no-no, but gluten-free mixes are available. Unless it’s made with gluten-free bread, toast is off the breakfast menu.

Which department should you spend the most time in when shopping for gluten-free food?

Which department should you spend the most time in when shopping for gluten-free food?

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Fruits and vegetables are naturally gluten-free, so fill your grocery cart with as much as you want. Most frozen prepared meals, snack foods, and cereals contain gluten.


Many supermarkets have gluten-free products like bread, cookies, cereals, and even frozen prepared foods in their health food section. Check with your store manager to see if they have a list of gluten-free foods.

Some parents believe eating gluten-free helps children with:

Some parents believe eating gluten-free helps children with:

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Some parents with autistic children believe their child’s behavior gets better if they eat gluten-free, but researchers disagree. One study showed that putting children with autism spectrum disorders on a gluten-free, casein-free diet didn’t significantly affect their sleep or behavior difficulties.

A person with celiac disease can’t eat oats.

A person with celiac disease can’t eat oats.

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Recent studies have shown that people with celiac disease may be able to tolerate small portions of oats that are "pure," or not contaminated with gluten-containing grains during processing. Check with your doctor or dietitian before adding oats to your diet.

Which snack is off-limits on a gluten-free diet?

Which snack is off-limits on a gluten-free diet?

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Unless they are labeled gluten-free, most pretzels are made with wheat flour. But cheer up: There are several brands of gluten-free pretzels. You can eat other snacks like tortilla chips (made from corn), rice cakes (the unflavored kind), some potato chips, and popcorn. Make sure to read the label.

 Food manufacturers are required to list gluten on their labels.

 Food manufacturers are required to list gluten on their labels.

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Manufacturers are required to list wheat but not gluten on their labels. Manufacturers change ingredients often, so check the label every time you shop to make sure no ingredients that may contain gluten have been added. Gluten may be found in barley, rye, triticale, malt, malt flavoring, malt vinegar, and more. Check the food manufacturer’s web site to see if there's a list of gluten-free foods they produce.

You can pick up gluten from a toaster.

You can pick up gluten from a toaster.

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Some people can’t tolerate even a tiny bit of gluten, so it’s important to keep prep areas and appliances gluten-free. If you use the same toaster to prepare regular and gluten-free toast, tiny crumbs from the regular bread stick to the gluten-free toast. Those little particles can aggravate a gluten intolerance.

Which restaurant entrée is a good gluten-free choice?

Which restaurant entrée is a good gluten-free choice?

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The plainer the food, the less likely it is to have any gluten on it or in it. Don’t be shy about asking questions, even about the ingredients in spice blends. Stay away from breading or sauces made with flour and foods that are deep-fried, unless they have a separate fryer. Ask your server if they have a gluten-free menu.

What can you use to bake gluten-free?

What can you use to bake gluten-free?

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Brown rice flour is typically used in gluten-free baked goods. Corn meal, bean, and potato flour are also commonly used.

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