BASICS OF THE GLUTEN FREE DIET
Grain to Avoid
People should avoid grains like wheat, barley, rye ,spelt couscous etc. oats are generally gluten free but they can be contaminated with gluten during processing.
Most breads should be avoided as most of these items are prepared with gluten and can be very detrimental and cause serious health issues.
Bread, Crackers and Wraps
Pastas form the main diet of many western nations and with the advancement of science many gluten free alternatives are available but traditionally pastas are made with gluten containing grains.
Wheat Based Pastas
Foods to eat if you are gluten allergic
There are a number of grains like quinoa ,brown rice ,buck wheat ,sorghum ,tapioca ,millets ,oats which are gluten allergic and extremely nutritious.
Fruits and Vegetables
Almost all fruits and vegetables are naturally gluten free and are very healthy alternatives. All citrus fruits ,vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower ,carrots, spinach are packed with vitamins and minerals.
Beans and lentils are all gluten free and can be used to make pasta and bread alternatives. They are also plant based proteins and contain a lot of fiber and hence aid digestion.