Living on a gluten free diet can be a daunting task. From finding the right stores that sell products for cooking gluten free at home, to restaurants that can accommodate your dietary needs, to reading labels on foods you already have in your house to check if they are gluten free, we know how hard it can be.
So, we’ve compiled a set of information and resources on gluten free diets that should help you on your quest to dieting gluten free. Gluten free food labeling is becoming a hot topic these days, with parts-per-million measurements, (The U.S. Food and Drug Administration — The FDA — defines gluten free foods as those containing less than 20 parts per million of gluten) and celebrities praising the diet on TV. We aim to go beyond that to discuss the intricacies of the gluten free diet itself and how much more there is to know to prevent cross- contamination to keep Celiacs and gluten intolerants feeling good. Did I mention that our products, such as gluten free label stickers, gluten free tags and gluten free toothpick flags will help aid you on your journey to eat a gluten free diet as well ;-)
What is a gluten free diet? A gluten free diet that is diet free of the protein gluten. What is gluten? And why would one want to be free of it? Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and its grain relatives, barley and rye. Gluten is the compound that gives breads […]
Living gluten free? Concerned about your gluten free health? Experts estimate that about 1% of Americans have celiac disease and need to go on a gluten free diet. The condition, caused by an abnormal immune response to gluten, can damage the lining of the small intestine. That, in turn, can prevent important nutrients from being […]
So what is gluten cross-contamination? When a gluten free food becomes contaminated with gluten —enough gluten to make someone on a gluten free diet, sick — that’s cross-contamination. Cross-contamination (or cross-contact, as it is known in the food industry) can occur in a variety of different places, including your own kitchen. It also can occur […]
Gluten Free Foods got you confused? You’re not alone — mastering a gluten free diet is tricky and gluten has been known to hide in some very unexpected places. The good news: while there are lots of foods that are off-limits on a gluten free diet, there are plenty of foods you CAN eat. Check out our list.