Gluten allergy is a malabsorption syndrome which is caused by the ingestion of the gluten protein found in the wheat products. If the patient’s sticks on to the gluten free diet then there is a drastic improvement in his condition.
Ayurveda suggests the following modified diet and lifestyle:
Wheat, rye, barley, oats and other related grains contain gluten and it better to avoid it totally. Avoid taking beer, cereal beverages, cakes, biscuits, ice-cream, processed soups, crackers, processed cheese/meats, candy bars.
Instead one may substitute rice, potato, corn, tapioca, chickpea, soya beans, arrowroot, carob, buckwheat, millet, amaranth and quinoa and gluten free flour. Few of the gluten-free foods and beverages are tea, coffee, rum, wine, jelly babies, chocolate, fresh fruits/ vegetables/fish/meat/poultry/eggs, popcorn, jam, honey and sugar. Take a lot of leafy green vegetables by cooking them in an appropriate manner and it has a lot of minerals which improves metabolism.
One may start with eating his favorite naturally gluten-free foods and then later add his unfavourite ones.
To mention few : Wines and brandies without any preservatives and dyes in it. Gluten-free breads which has an easily digestible base ingredients like rice flours etc., All hard cheeses like cheddar, swiss, edam, and parmesan. Fresh brewed coffee, chocolate made with cocoa, fruit juices etc., Regarding snacks one may take rice wafers, potato or corn starch based chips, popcorn etc. In Sweets one may include sugar, honey, maple syrup, jellies, jams etc.,
One has to take care while buying bakery products and packed/processed food by inspecting the labels and avoid the products if it has gluten as its ingredient. Sometimes alternative names such as cereal products or emulsifiers, stabilizers, are also used in labels.
Always try to eat home made preparations where you will know the ingredients of your intake. Also note that if you have to avoid all the foods with gluten, it is definitely going to be so stressful which can be managed by yoga which comprises of postures, meditation and breathing techniques.