Gluten-Free Diets Directory
People allergic to proteins found in wheat, including glutens, must keep a gluten-free diet to avoid a reaction, which might include stomach upset, eczema, allergic rhinitis, asthma, and even anaphylaxis. People with celiac disease must also follow a gluten-free diet. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about gluten-free diets, including what not to eat, how to shop for gluten-free products, and much more.
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Gluten-Free Diet for Celiac Disease-Topic Overview
People who have celiac disease must be on a gluten-free diet. Even a small amount of gluten may cause symptoms of bloating, gas, and diarrhea. The basics of a gluten-free diet include:Avoiding all foods that contain wheat, rye, triticale, and barley gluten. Bread, bagels, pasta, pizza, malted breakfast cereals, and crackers are all examples of foods that contain gluten. Although some foods are labeled wheat-free, this doesn't mean that they are gluten-free.Avoiding oats, at least initially. Oats may cause symptoms in some people, perhaps as a result of contamination with wheat, barley, or rye during processing. But many people who have celiac disease can eat moderate amounts of oats without having symptoms. Health professionals vary in their long-term recommendations regarding eating foods with oats. But most agree it is best that people newly diagnosed with celiac disease not eat oats until the condition is well controlled with a gluten-free diet. Then, up to 2 oz (50 g) of oats may
Hidden Gluten-Topic Overview
Gluten is a protein found in some grains,notably wheat,barley,and rye. The symptoms of celiac disease (such as diarrhea,weight loss,and abdominal bloating) may or may not occur after eating foods that contain gluten. But if you have celiac disease,eating gluten triggers an immune response that is not normal and can lead to damage of your small intestine. This damage can occur even when ...
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Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Gluten-Free Diet
Starting a gluten free diet? Let this slideshow help. Get the facts about gluten free foods -- with tips on what to avoid, what to enjoy, and delicious, gluten-free alternatives to keep you healthy and happy.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Celiac Disease
Diarrhea, fatigue, and skin rashes are symptoms of celiac disease. Pictures show foods that trigger celiac disease, including bread, beer, pizza, and more.