Gluten Free Living Secrets
Discover The Secrets to Living a Happy, Healthy
By Coyalita Linville
Gluten Free Living Secrets – A gluten free diet is one that does not include foods that contain the protein known as gluten. Gluten can be found in wheat, malts, rye, triticale, and barley.
It is commonly used as an additive in foods to add more flavor, to thicken foods, to stabilize foods, and is often labeled as “dextrin”.
A diet free from gluten is the only type of treatment that has been medically accepted for the condition of celiac disease, wheat allergies, dermatitis herpetiformis.
In some cases, a gluten free diet may not include oats. The medical community is not sure whether or not oats irritate celiac disease patients, or if they cause issues because of cross contamination in processing facilities.
The phrase “gluten free” is used to indicate either a complete lack, or a miniscule amount of gluten. In most cases, gluten free means there is a harmless amount of protein since a complete absence is unlikely.
For the most part, consumption of fewer than 10mg of gluten on a daily basis is unlikely to cause any allergic reactions or problems in gluten sensitive patients.