The Basics Of Gluten Free Diet

Coeliac Disease is a life-long condition that, if untreated, results in damage to the lining of the small intestine and malabsorption of food. The only treatment is a gluten-free diet. The diet is life-long and should be strictly followed as even very small amounts of gluten can cause damage and unpleasant symptoms.

Here are a few pointers for eating a gluten free diet :

Foods to Avoid

  • Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye. Oats should be avoided unless these are “gluten free” or “uncontaminated” varieties.
  • Avoid all breads and crackers. Cakes, and biscuits. Pasta and wheat noodles. Food in batter or bread crumbs. Pizza. Pastry, pies and puddings.
  • Also avoid manufactured foods such as: Sausages and burgers. Gravy, sauces, marinades and glazes. Salad dressings, relishes and chutney. Ice-cream.

Foods to Eat

  • Potatoes, rice and rice noodles.
  • Plain meats, poultry and game.
  • Plain fish and shellfish.
  • All fruit and vegetables (fresh, frozen or tinned without sauce) and salad.
  • Milk, eggs, cheese, plain yogurt and cream.
  • Cornflour (for thickening sauces).
  • Gluten free or uncontaminated oats

To avoid gluten contamination in food preparation, it is important to take care of the following steps :

  • Keep gluten-free foods separate from gluten containing foods.
  • Clean tins, pots, pans, work surfaces and chopping boards before using them for gluten- free foods.
  • Avoid stirring foods with spoons that might have been in contact with gluten.
  • Use clean knives, tongs, spatulas and spoons when cooking and serving gluten-free food.
  • Make sure that cooking fats and butter are not contaminated by having utensils/cutlery contaminated with gluten put back in the tub.
  • Avoid frying gluten-free food in oil that has had battered or breadcrumbed food cooked in it.
  • Make sure, that wheat dust, from baking, does not contaminate food and work surfaces.

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