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Gluten Free Bread Recipe

A lot of people who find out that they can no longer have gluten in their system get devastated thinking they have to dodge bread for the rest of their lives. We all love bread. What would life be without bread? It’s something I just can’t do without. However, even the most sensitive to gluten can still enjoy his or her bread. Just go for the gluten-free one! And no, you need not endure the tasteless ones. Here’s a recipe.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - February 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm

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Living A Gluten-free Life

If you’re diagnosed with gluten intolerance or celiac disease, you will then have to steer clear of gluten for life. Gluten is the protein in grain-related foods like rye, barley, and wheat. Gluten could bring about an autoimmune reaction which can incur damage in the villi found in the small intestines. If villi are destroyed, you will have a problem absorbing essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals from the food that you eat.

Eating is considered as a social activity by many, and it’s obviously a pain in the neck to not be able to dine out freely with your friends and loved ones just because you have a disease. At first, you are likely to yearn for your favorite foods. Vacations are particularly difficult since one of the fun parts in it is the gastronomic adventure.

If you happen to be highly sensitive to gluten, you should be extra careful of cross-contamination when you eat out. It can even take place in restaurants that have staff that are trained in preparing gluten-free foods. It’s suggested you call ahead and bring it up to the chef or manager so as to ensure that they accommodate your problem.

However, if you can’t work with anything in the menu, you can have the chef tailor fit your dish according to your specific need. Salads are a staple in menus, and they are a good choice if you can’t have anything else. You may want to bring your own dressing, as well. You can even bring rice or quinoa pasta into some Italian restaurants and you can ask for them to prepare it.

Traveling through airports is yet another challenge for people with gluten intolerance. Only a few airport restaurants offer gluten-free menu. Better yet, bring your own gluten-free snacks. You wouldn’t want to be sick while traveling, would you?

After a while, after you have learned to live by the gluten-free rules, life gets better. You might miss your favorite foods, but not as much.  You will feel a lot better, and it will make your gluten-free lifestyle worthwhile.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - February 23, 2014 at 9:53 am

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8 Signs You Are Gluten Intolerant

A gluten free diet as the name would imply, pertains to the exclusion of foods that contain gluten. Gluten is an amino acid that is readily found in wheat and wheat products (which includes kamut and splet), as well as products like barley, rye and triticale. People who are sensitive to gluten are called Gluten Intolerant. Here are some signs that you’re one of them.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - February 18, 2014 at 10:17 am

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Learning About Celiac Disease

Diseases are difficult to break. They are stone hard and can thrive in extreme conditions of the climate. It would take a lot of effort to smash it into tiny little pieces. What the previous sentences are trying to say is that understanding a disease in not some walk in the park. Curing it would also take a wild chase. Celiac Disease is actually one where the treatment is not rocket science.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - February 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm

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Celiac Disease in 5 minutes

More and more people right now turn out to be allergic to gluten. That condition is coined as Celiac Disease or a person could have a mere gluten intolerance. A doctor or specialist would suggest a form of treatment and as expected, it would definitely include the modification of the day to day food intake of a person. It is considered as the sole effective cure for Celiac Disease.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - February 6, 2014 at 2:37 pm

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Going Gluten-Free In A Chinese Restaurant

A lot of people happen to have no enzymes to digest gluten. If you’re the type of person who always feels bloated or gassy, or you always bite it from cramps, diarrhea, dizziness, or migraine headaches after eating gluten-laden food like bread, cereal, pasta, pizza, and pastries, you could be suffering from have celiac disease. Celiac is the most serious form of gluten sensitivity; about 1 in 100 people are affected.

There are people who have gluten sensitivity but they don’t have the long-term and ongoing damage to the villi of the small intestine that those who are biting it from celiac disease have. Consequently, they are not even aware that gluten is making them sick!

Eating out is probably one of the hardest things in the life of someone who can’t eat gluten. There are a lot of restaurants that just beg and lure us into dining in them or having some takeaway food. Chinese restaurants are always a hit. Here are guidelines when eating in a Chinese restaurant. And it’s actually one of the most challenging among the types of restaurant as almost everything has soy sauce in them. Go for ones that contain light sauces.

  • Shrimp or lobster Cantonese
  • Scrambled eggs with seafood
  • Steamed chicken and fish, without soy sauce.
  • Clear soups are safe. Hot and sour soups are a no-no.
  • Stir-fried vegetables that have garlic is safe. Be particular in telling them no soy sauce or oyster sauce.
  • Fried rice is safe if it doesn’t have soy sauce.
  • Roast duck, soy sauce chicken, and BBQ pork are typically marinated using soy sauce.
  • Sweet and sour sauce almost always has soy sauce.
  • Curries you eat in Chinese restaurant could be thickened using flour or corn starch (gluten free). Ask first.
  • Be careful with salad dressings that are made with soy sauce
  • Egg rolls, dumplings, as well as noodles have gluten, except rice noodles. But they are typically prepared using soy sauce, with the exception of those that are served in a broth.

 

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - February 4, 2014 at 10:48 am

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