For various reasons, gluten free diets are becoming one of the most popular diets being used by people today. The new lifestyle these dieters have to adapt to can be very tough to get used to. Changing your eating habits may be necessary and changing the foods you eat is the most important part of starting to live the gluten free lifestyle. For you to start, the first thing you need to do is understand what foods you can and cannot eat.
Let’s start with the foods that are good for you to eat. All fresh fruits and vegetables, fruit juices, and unflavored teas and milks are all very healthy food and drink choices to start off your day with. Meat and fish that have not been breaded, processed, or marinated are a few of the many options you have for dinner foods. Rice, corn, eggs, nuts, potatoes, and beans all provide good side dishes or snacks to eat throughout your day.
Grains are the most difficult thing to deal with during your time on this diet. This is because some grains are one hundred percent okay for you to eat and others are not safe for you to eat. Wheat is one of the worst grains for you to eat but surprisingly buckwheat is just fine for your consumption. Rye should be avoided, which also means avoiding rye bread for the time being. Barley is one more grain you should avoid be careful about consuming products with malt flavoring in them because barley is often used to make malt flavoring. Montina, quinoa, teff, sorghum, soy, amaranth, corn, and rice are all included on the grains you can eat list.
Gluten free flour is also the only type of flour you should be using when cooking in your home. These kinds of flour are made from having some of the grains listed above ground into flour. More expensive flour will also have foods like potatoes, tapioca, nuts and beans ground into the flour for added flavor. Several recipes and cookbooks for making this kind of flour on your own and then cooking with it can be found online. Specialty made baking mixes can now even be found in supermarkets that are made with only this type of flour.
One mistake that people often make when starting this diet on their own is they think that they cannot eat any kind of pasta. That is not true at all, however. Due to the increasing popularity of this diet, several pasta companies now offer pasta that is made from rice, corn, quinoa, and buckwheat. These pastas are now available in all major supermarkets and even many local smaller grocery stores. Now that you know what you can and cannot eat, you are ready to start your gluten free diet!