So you or someone you know has been diagnosed with celiac disease, and you’ve been told (hopefully) to avoid gluten, but why? What is gluten? Why do you need to avoid it? What foods can you or can’t you have? In this post, I’ll tell you what foods to avoid if you have celiac disease, why, and more.
There are many foods to avoid with celiac disease. If you are diagnosed with celiac disease, that means your body launches an immune response against itself every time you consume gluten. This causes damage to your small intestine and puts your health at risk. Avoiding gluten for celiac can prevent time in the bathroom, malnutrition, certain cancers, bone density problems, additional autoimmune disease and more.
If you have to eat gluten-free, what foods are safe? Below are the foods that are generally safe to enjoy with celiac.
If you have celiac disease, remember the acronym “BROWS”. The list and graphic below also helps define and dive into some specific foods to avoid with celiac disease.
Now there are foods to avoid with celiac disease and there are foods to be cautious of. The foods to be cautious of are foods that could be hiding gluten. Below are some foods to keep an extra eye on.
Hopefully, this post serves as a good starting point for helping you determine what foods to avoid with celiac disease and what to enjoy.
If you still need help with building confidence, identifying gluten on a food label, avoiding cross-contact with gluten, and more…
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