“Can you give me some Gluten-free Recipes, I suffer from gluten allergy?”
This was a request from my friend in Yoga Class. Till then for me, gluten allergy was something I read about and something that the foreigners suffered from. Never did I think it will reach my shores.
So this is an attempt to explain (for I started researching then) gluten allergy and the ways to escape from the side effects of the Celiac disease.
I am sorry Fatima I took so long.
What is Gluten?
Gluten is a mixture of proteins found in certain cereals gluten helps the dough to hold texture. The main culprits are wheat, barley, rye and spelt.
Who needs a gluten-free diet?
People who have celiac disease need a gluten-free diet.
Why gluten is bad?
Gluten is common in common in cereal grains and food bread, pasta, pizza and cereal. Though Gluten has no nutritive value. Normal people can consume gluten but people with gluten intolerance have an immune reaction. They develop inflammation and damage in their intestinal tracts and other parts of the body.
What are the signs of a gluten reaction?
Few symptoms of gluten intolerance are
- Diarrhoea, Constipation and Smelly Feces
- Abdominal Pain.
- Feeling Tired.
- Skin Problems.
- Unexplained Weight Loss.
- Iron-Deficiency Anaemia.
- Autoimmune Disorders.
- Joint and Muscle Pain.
- Leg or Arm Numbness.
- Brain Fog
Your symptoms can have other explanation also, consult a Doctor. You can read more about the symptoms here The 14 Most Common Signs of Gluten Intolerance – Healthline
Okay, let leave out what a Gluten intolerant cannot eat what can they eat?
Okay first and foremost if you have coeliac disease then gluten-free diet is for your lifetime and your only medicine. In a gluten-free diet, you can eat you fish, meat, fruits, veggies, rice, potatoes, dairy products and oils and butter.
Wheat is added to a lot of foods so read your labels, ideally, you should be eating healthy whole foods. Avoid processed foods, grains and cereals.
Name a few gluten-free grains
For Gluten-free grains try rice, quinoa, corn, millets, jowar/sorghum, flax seeds, amaranth. There are also buckwheat, tapioca, arrowroot. Since these are not available here in my place I cannot say anything more about them.
As a rule, I will prefer to eat naturally gluten-free food and not processed.
Having said this there are disadvantages of a gluten-free diet too. Do not indiscriminately subscribe to the diet. Consult your doctor first and follow his guidelines.
Here are some gluten-free foods that I have tried. You can buy these foods from Amazon here are the links. Please note as an Amazon Affiliate if you buy from my site I get a commission. There is no extra cost for you but this will help me to try newer and better foods. Thanks.
With Bajra also called Pearl Millets
With Jowar also Sorghum
With Finger Millets or Ragi
With other Millets
Other Gluten-free Ingredients
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