A gluten-free diet is a must for anyone with celiac disease, but it can also help some individuals (including me) lose weight, improve their energy levels, and just simply feel better. Many people are going gluten free and the marketplace is starting to reflect this trend- more and more food labels are announcing their gluten free status.

Grains that contain gluten:

  • Wheat
  • Kamut
  • Spelt
  • Barley
  • Rye
  • Oats

What is celiac disease?
Celiac disease is a complete gluten intolerance. When those with celiac disease eat gluten, it damages their digestive tract causing nutrient deficiencies and numerous health problems.

Many healthy experts believe that celiac disease is underdiagnosed and that it is much more common than most people realize. Even if you don’t have full-fledged celiac disease, it is still possible to be sensitive to gluten- this may cause digestive discomfort, fatigue, weight gain and many other symptoms. If you suspect you may have a gluten sensitivity, try removing it from your diet and see how you feel.

Grain and grain-like foods that do not contain gluten:

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