Jenna Walker - Nutritionist
Find out how to maintain a healthy balanced diet the wheat and gluten-free way.
Eating gluten free doesn’t have to be boring, nor does it need to exclude all bread and grain foods. Discovering intolerances to wheat and gluten can be a shock, with some people reacting by simply removing all grains and bread products from their diet. Individuals with sensitivities to wheat or gluten, including those with Coeliac Disease or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), can be left feeling deprived of options and unsure what is safe to eat.
The good news is that there are plenty of naturally gluten-free options to choose from and an increasing amount of gluten-free alternatives to your staple carbohydrate containing foods like bread, pasta and cereal. Wholegrain carbohydrate foods are important to include in the diet to provide fibre and important vitamins and minerals to maintain good health and bowel regularity.
When you take a step back and see all that is available in a gluten-free diet, you can see that with a small amount of planning and the odd question here and there, you can eat a healthy, varied and symptom-free diet. We hope this guide helps you feel ready to take on your gluten-free lifestyle with enthusiasm, options and knowledge.
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