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Finding Gluten Free Restaurants

Celiac disease is a disease that is also known as gluten intolerance. Statistically, it affects 1 out of every 133 Americans. Symptoms of this disease include the classic features such as weight loss, malnutrition and diarrhea then progress to the latent symptoms which are isolated nutrient deficits without the inclusion of any GIT symptoms. European people (especially those Northern Europeans) are predisposed to be affected by this disease. But recent findings have concluded that Hispanic, Asians and Black descent are also vulnerable to the disease.

People afflicted with this disease are having a hard time dining out in restaurants since they are not sure if the food there are really gluten-free.  Usually people employ a two-pronged approach regarding this matter.  First and foremost, there are many and varying number of restaurants and food chains that have special menu that cater to the gluten-free customers. Second, internet resources are constantly in touch with places harboring nutrition-specific food chains that share their own knowledge regarding this matter. What more can you ask for, I mean people who can empathize with you and have firsthand experiences on this disease?

One a much brighter note, a large number of top tier restaurant food chains have decided to provide people a complete gluten free menu for their food list. Moreover, the staffs who are employed in these said restaurants have a background as to what the disease is all about. This will remove any doubt and fears that the customers may feel.

Among the many prominent and famous restaurants that have gluten-free menus are Carraba’s Italian Grill, Outback Steakhouse and Olive Garden.

Save the large and nationally known food chains, every city in every state has establishments that offer varied degrees of support to the celiac community. This fact proves that there will be a whole lot more of sharing of ideas and knowledge in the near future for and among the celiac community.

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Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes

Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes

Eat safe…and delicious, with this unique cookbook offering hundreds of delicious gluten- & allergy-free family-friendly recipes. Staying healthy is easy with these mouthwatering options meals, snacks, and holiday fare-including muffins and breads; pumpkin risotto; and hot fudge cake. This is an inspired, resource for any family or group that has varied dietary needs.

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WholeEating Cookbook: Delicious Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Low-Glycemic Recipes With Bonus Nutrition Tips Reviews

WholeEating Cookbook: Delicious Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Low-Glycemic Recipes With Bonus Nutrition Tips

WholeEating Cookbook: Delicious Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Low-Glycemic Recipes With Bonus Nutrition Tips

WholeEating Cookbook is a collection of delicious vegetarian recipes for your whole, healthy life.

Every recipe is low-glycemic and gluten-free, making this cookbook your new go-to guide for a healthy lifestyle. The content will please meat-eaters and meet-free’ers alike, with satisfying dishes to please even the pickiest of eaters.

More than just any old cookbook, WholeEating Cookbook includes bonus nutrition tips and resources to help you live your best life. This book will teach, inspire and motivate you to eat healthy and feel great.WholeEating Cookbook is a collection of delicious vegetarian recipes for your whole, healthy life.

Every recipe is low-glycemic and gluten-free, making this cookbook your new go-to guide for a healthy lifestyle. The content will please meat-eaters and meet-free’ers alike, with satisfying dishes to please even the pickiest of eaters.

More than just any old cookbook, WholeEating Cookbook includes bonus nutrition tips and resources to help you live your best life. This book will teach, inspire and motivate you to eat healthy and feel great.

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How can I get enough daily fiber if I have Celiac disease (no gluten/wheat)?

Question by livie: How can I get enough daily fiber if I have Celiac disease (no gluten/wheat)?
I am celiac and I’m trying to see how I can eat more fiber but something that does not have wheat in it. I also cant have bananas or pineapple, but all other fruit is fine. What other foods that have fiber that I could eat? I have gluten free bread if that is good. Thanks in advance!!

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Lots of vegetables have fiber, such as green beans. Nuts also are beneficial. Can you take psyllium husks? These are mixed with water (or fruit juice) and drunk, along with more water (or fruit juice).

Flax seeds are excellent for fiber, I like them ground, and they can be eaten as a cereal – just pour in a bowl and add milk – yum.

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KIND PLUS Gluten Free Bars (Pack of 12)

KIND PLUS Gluten Free Bars (Pack of 12)

KIND PLUS Gluten Free Bars (Pack of 12)

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Q&A: If i have celiac disease, can i have gluten/wheat every once in a while?

Question by Ian W: If i have celiac disease, can i have gluten/wheat every once in a while?
Hi, I have celiac disease where you cant eat gluten (wheat) because you body can’t break down the foods. But some doctors said that I can’t have gluten (wheat) occasionally but the doctor that almost completely cured my friends chrones said i could have it once a week.

I don’t know if this is true. What do you think will happen to me if I do occasionally have gluten (wheat)?

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The answer is NO. If anyone tells you it’s OK, the answer is still NO. If someone were allergic to bee stings, do you think it would be OK to get stung once in a while? Celiac is not the same as gluten intolerance. It’s not a matter of breaking down the food, it’s that the substance (gluten) irritates the little things in your intestines that allow you to get nutrients. Chrones isn’t the same as Celiac disease, either.

If you have Celiac disease, you will damage your intestines when you eat gluten-containing food.  you introduce gluten into your system, you cause an auto-immune response. Please don’t kid yourself. Talk to a specialist. There is a good chance that you will be accidentally introducing it from time to time. That will be more than enough.

Don’t harm your healing by getting into the “oh a little won’t hurt” mind set. This isn’t a diet. You have to learn a new way to eat. This is your health. Read everything that you can about this and talk to a specialist. You have to understand what you are going to do to keep healthy. Good Luck!

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The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen: Recipes for Noodles, Dumplings, Sauces, and More

The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen: Recipes for Noodles, Dumplings, Sauces, and More

The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen: Recipes for Noodles, Dumplings, Sauces, and More

For the estimated three million Americans suffering from Celiac disease, wheat allergies, and severe gluten sensitivities, Asian food is usually off-limits because its signature ingredients—noodles, soy sauce, and oyster sauce—typically contain wheat. In the Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen, food writer Laura B. Russell shows home cooks how to convert the vibrant cuisines of China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam into gluten-free favorites.

Authentically flavored dishes such as Crispy Spring Rolls, Gingery Pork Pot Stickers, Korean Green Onion Pancakes, Soba Noodles with Stir-Fried Shiitake Mushrooms, Salt and Pepper Squid, and Pork Tonkatsu will be delicious additions to any gluten-free repertoire.

Along with sharing approachable and delicious recipes, Russell demystifies Asian ingredients and helps readers navigate the grocery store. Beautifully photographed and designed for easy weeknight eating, this unique cookbook’s wide range of dishes from a variety of Asian cuisines will appeal to the discriminating tastes of today’s gluten-free cooks.

Featured Recipe: Chicken and Vegetable Yakitori

Serves:4 as a main dish, 6 as an appetizer

 

Ingredients
11/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes
6 green onions, white parts only, cut into 1/2-inch lengths
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch dice
1/4 pound cremini mushrooms, wiped clean, halved or quartered if large
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for oiling the grill
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup store-bought GF (gluten-free) or homemade teriyaki sauce (page 26), divided
1 teaspoon grated orange zest (from 1 orange)
12 small bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 15 minutes, or use metal skewers

 

Instructions
Thread the chicken, green onion, green pepper, and mushrooms onto the prepared skewers, alternating the chicken and vegetables. Leave a bit of space between each piece to encourage even cooking. Transfer the threaded skewers to a plate. Brush the oil over the chicken and vegetables and then sprinkle with the salt and pepper.

 

Preheat the grill to medium. Put about 1/3 cup of the teriyaki sauce in a small bowl for basting. Mix the orange zest with the remaining teriyaki sauce to use as a dipping sauce. Oil the grill racks to keep the chicken from sticking. Grill the skewers, turning occasionally and basting with the reserved teriyaki sauce, until browned and cooked through, about 12 minutes. Serve with the teriyaki-orange dipping sauce.

 

Variations:Skewer 11/2 pounds large shrimp, cubes of steak, or chicken breast instead of the chicken thighs. And try zucchini, asparagus, or cherry tomatoes instead of the mushrooms, peppers, or onions. You can also choose just one of the vegetables for the skewers instead of all three.

 

Heads up:If you choose to make your own teriyaki sauce (page 26) for this recipe, you can prepare it up to 2 weeks ahead.

 

Featured Recipe: Teriyaki Sauce
Makes:about 3/4 cup

 

Ingredients
1/2 cup mirin
1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari GF
2 tablespoons honey
2 thin slices unpeeled fresh ginger
1 clove garlic, smashed
Pinch of red pepper flakes

 

Instructions
In a small saucepan, combine the mirin, soy sauce, honey, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove the ginger and garlic. The sauce will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.

 

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How Gluten Can Cause Serious Problems

It’s a known fact that the body requires the proper combination of the essential vitamins and nutrients. It tends to energize us, and it keeps us going through our daily life. Nevertheless, if you ignore this and opt for the wrong kinds of food, it may be detrimental to your health in the long run. Case in point: gluten intolerance.

If you happen to have no idea about gluten, well let me shed some light on you. Gluten refers to the combination of two proteins, namely glutelins and prolarmines. It’s typically found in wheat, rye, barley, and other related grains. Consumption of foods that contain gluten may stir up a health condition known as Celiac disease. Celiac disease is sometimes referred to as gluten sensitive enteropathy, It’s a medical disorder which has become rather common today. What damage could this menace bring?

First, it tends to prevent the proper absorption of all the essential vitamins and nutrients in the body. This may cause some significant deterioration to your health. Also, it may incur some serious damage to your small intestine. It also brings about autoimmunity which allows an immune response against your own cells and tissues. The health condition that you already have tends to get worse when neighboring cells become immune against each other. Every cell is treating its neighboring cells as foreign matters.

Gluten rich foods also bring about some other sorts of harm, like skin allergies, psoriasis, diabetes, and even polycystic ovary syndrome, among many others. It has also been found to slow down the thyroid gland function. The leaky gut syndrome is also found to be caused by excessive intake of gluten. It tends to cause inflammation in your body, thus causing all the symptoms like skin problems.

To be able to avoid this illness, you must be on a gluten-free diet once you are diagnosed to have intolerance to gluten. You can do so by having gluten-free foods like lettuce, green beans, spinach, eggplant, parsley, broccoli, onions, and peas, among others.

Poultry and meat may also be classified as gluten free products. If you love dairy products, then steer clear of bleu cheese as it contains gluten. Look up for a comprehensive list of common foods you can and can’t eat when on a gluten-free diet.

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Betty Crocker Gluten Free Brownie Mix, 16-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)

Betty Crocker Gluten Free Brownie Mix, 16-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)

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Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Whole Grain, Steel Cut Oats, 24-Ounce Bags (Pack of 4)

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