Gluten may not be harmful for everyone, but for some people it can produce an unusual immune response when it is broken down from grains such as wheat, barley and rye. Gluten can be intolerable for people who suffer from Celiac Disease and currently about 1 in every 141 people in the United States suffer from that disease.

When a person with Celiac disease consumes a gluten based product, a response is generated in the person’s intestines which damage them greatly. It also prevents the body from absorbing vital nutrients from the food that they eat.

For Gluten free diet in Memphis, here are lists of foods that to should and should not be eaten by Gluten sensitive people.

Gluten Free Food

Food made from grain that does not contain Gluten:

  • Rice in any form
  • Corn in any form
  • Flour made from gluten free grains
  • Nuts
  • Beans
  • Coconuts

Gluten free food items:

  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Margarine
  • Raw Cheese
  • Ice Cream
  • Yogurt
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Vegetable oil
  • Eggs
  • Meat
  • Distilled Alcoholic drinks
  • Distilled Vinegar
  • Spices

It is a good idea to check the ingredients on the back to see if there is any Gluten containing additives.

Food Items with Gluten

  • Wheat and wheat based ingredients
  • Barley
  • Malt
  • Rye
  • Soy sauce
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Broth
  • Beer (it can be consumed if made from gluten free grains)
  • Processed Cheese
  • Licorice
  • Commercially prepared oats (although some oats are specifically made by separating the Gluten containing grains from them)
  • Imitation Fish
  • Fried food
  • Breaded food
  • Some lunch meat
  • Hot dogs
  • Salad and other dressings.

There are a lot of manufacturers who have made it possible to separate Gluten from items food items. Gluten free bread and beer have been made available for Celiacs or the more health conscious people. With more and more consumers of Gluten free diets, research is being done to make other items available for these people to eat safely.

Many celebrities like Lady Gaga, Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow choose to follow a Gluten free diet to stay in shape and trim.

For better guidance when it comes to a Gluten Free diet in Memphis, click here and book an appointment today to talk to the Mediplan Diet experts.