When suffering from Celiac disease, or gluten intolerance, it might feel like the food options have decreased. But adding nutrients and variety to any diet is imperative.
Hence, some food options to consider eating in celiac disease, are listed below:
Fruits and vegetables are a vital addition to any healthy diet and are naturally gluten-free. They provide valuable essential nutrients, fiber and antioxidants to improve the immune function.
Sources of good/healthy fats include ghee or butter, avocado, virgin coconut, grapeseed, virgin olive, flaxseed, avocado, hemp and pumpkin oils.
Good sources of healthy fats, fiber, omega-3 fats and minerals are almonds, walnuts, flaxseeds, hemp, chia seeds, pumpkin, sesame and sunflower. These can add variety of taste and nutrition in your diet.
4. Dairy and Dairy-Products
These include all beans, wild or brown rice, gluten-free oats, buckwheat, quinoa, teff and amaranth. It’s a good idea to properly prepare beans and grains (especially types that contain gluten) by soaking, sprouting and fermenting them. Sprouting them helps improve nutrient bioavailability, reduces the presence of nutrient-inhibitors that can cause digestive issues and makes proteins more digestible.
6. Gluten-free Flours
Baking flours such as brown rice flour, potato or corn meal, quinoa flour, almond flour, coconut flour, chickpea flour, tapioca flour/starch, cassava etc are gluten free flours. Always purchase products certified as gluten-free, to be sure of the absence of gluten in it.
Include a variety of spices and herbs in your diet. This could mean adding real sea salt, cocoa, apple cider vinegar, fresh herbs and spices (labeled gluten-free), raw honey and organic stevia to your meals.