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Start Living Gluten Free Every Day

By Carrie Allen

Learning to live gluten free every day can be a troubling realization if you have newly discovered that you are suffering from gluten intolerance or if you are sensitive to wheat products or wheat like grains. Figuring out where to being living gluten free is the hardest part after you have been diagnosed with Celiac disease. If you are worried about having to quit eating the foods that you love, don't get disheartened. It is really not difficult to live gluten free every day. You do need to be very careful to make sure that you are not getting gluten in your diet. Learning where the gluten is coming from is the key to living gluten free.

One of the first things that you need to do is look in your kitchen and see what types of foods you have. Chances are, you have a loaf of bread in your pantry, just like many households around the world. This seemingly harmless loaf of bread contains wheat and therefore has gluten in it. Yep, your favorite whole wheat bread has to go, right? Don't be discouraged. Bread can be made from a variety of flours that do not contain gluten. The thought of giving up sandwiches is simply unthinkable, right? Keeping sandwiches on your favorites foods list is possible while still living gluten free every day.

Get some rice based bread. Replacing the bread in your diet is one of the most important things that you can do early on in your struggle with gluten intolerance issues. One of the biggest complaints with rice bread, is the fact that its texture needs a lot to be desired. Toasting rice bread makes its texture much more tolerable. Give it a try.

Is there anything else that I can do to keep living gluten free every day?

Fill your diet with fresh fruits and vegetables. If you are not lactose intolerant, do not forget to add yogurts and cheese. Think of starches as a supplement to your diet, not as a staple. If you love pasta and want to keep starch based foods at the center of you meal, try rice based pasta. They can be very similar to the taste and texture of wheat based pasta.

Living gluten free and keeping the foods that you love in your diet can be difficult when you are first getting started. If you are fortunate to live near a high end grocery store, you will have no trouble finding tasty alternatives to add to your wheat free diet.

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