A new generation of kids are embracing gluten free eating, and they’re coming from all over the world.
Here in Australia, where we’re often accused of being intolerant of gluten, we’ve been getting a lot of emails about the new trend, and it’s something we’re all struggling with.
So, how can we be sure we’re not putting our kids at risk?
What is gluten free?
Gluten free means you’re eating gluten free bread, which means you won’t be eating gluten, or any other grains.
It’s the same as not eating dairy, egg or meat.
It also means there’s no dairy, eggs, fish or shellfish.
Some people think gluten free means they can eat a lot more gluten free foods than others, but in reality, this isn’t true.
You’re not going to be eating more gluten when you’re not eating gluten.
Gluten-free means you can eat all your favourite gluten-free foods without having to limit yourself.
For example, there are many foods that are gluten-containing but you’ll be able to eat them if you can get past the fact they’re gluten-sensitive.
But if you are gluten intolerant, you can still enjoy some of the most popular gluten-rich foods, like pasta, rice and potatoes.
It is also possible to eat gluten-deficient foods, such as potatoes, lentils and peas.
It doesn’t have to be a big deal to stick to gluten-reducing products.
Many gluten-lowering products are available online or in the supermarket.
These include gluten-specific products, such the gluten-Free Baking and Honey Bar, gluten-dusted flour, gluten free flour and gluten free baking flour.
Glucose-free products, including plain flour, can be bought in a range of brands, including Kellogg’s, Kix and Kelloggs, as well as the famous gluten-less, gluten enriched brands.
These gluten-low-sugar products are the kind you’ll find in most supermarkets.
For more information about what foods are gluten free, read the Gluten-Free Australia website.
Why are people starting to eat the gluten free diet?
Some gluten-intolerant people have experienced a change in their eating habits.
This can be due to their own health conditions, such for example, diabetes or thyroid problems.
Other people may be dealing with issues in their diet, such being overweight, and have also struggled with weight gain.
So how do we get to know the gluten Free Australia diet?
If you have a medical condition that makes it hard for you to eat foods with gluten, you’ll need to find a way to manage your symptoms.
Find a gluten-informed health professional to help you plan your gluten free meals.
What do I need to eat when I’m gluten-inclusive?
Your best option when it comes to food is to buy gluten-insensitive products, or to find gluten-detoxing products in your local supermarket.
Find out more about how to avoid gluten-contaminated foods in the gluten section.
What’s the best gluten-restricted meal?
There are a variety of gluten-sensitising products, but you may want to look at one or two that are available in your area.
These can include gluten free pasta, gluten low-sodium pasta, low-carb, gluten gluten free rice and gluten-mineralised bread.
If you are trying to lose weight, it can be helpful to try these foods to see how your diet will change.
What can I do to eat well on the gluten diet?
You’ll need some support to get through the holidays.
Find out how to get started with the gluten and diet tips section.
Here are some gluten- and diet-specific tips to help ensure you can enjoy gluten-laden meals:Gluten is the building block of many foods, so you should ensure you’re avoiding any foods that contain gluten.
This includes all the gluten products, pasta, flour and cakes, and any food you can’t find gluten in.
You should also avoid the following foods when you are eating them:The gluten in these products may have been caused by contamination or a food handler mistake.
It may also be the case that gluten has been added to these foods by a supplier to reduce the amount of gluten in them.
Find more information on the best foods to eat on the Glutinia Australia gluten-focused menu.
What foods are not gluten-covered?
If your diet includes a wide range of foods that you are not currently eating, it’s important to remember you’ll still need to consume some foods on the diet.
For instance, the following are not all gluten- free foods:Dairy products (milk, cheese and yoghurt) Dairy products are generally not gluten free.
Find all the dairy products that are not on the list here.
If a product you buy has gluten, it should be