Gluten Free – How Do I Do It?

So you’ve been told by your Naturopath to reduce your intake of gluten. This includes bread, pies, cakes, scones, muffins….. many people benefit from consuming less gluten in their diet. It can reduce bloating, help us lose weight, increase energy levels and help with constipation and diarrhoea.

The health food section of Coles and Woolworths have a range of cereals, breads, biscuits, cake mixes and other items which are gluten free and I encourage you all to have a look next time you are there.

A great gluten free way to start the day is to try a gluten free cereal (often made from rice) and add your own crushed almonds, dates, shredded coconut and LSA powder. (LSA= linseed, sunflower + almond. Available everywhere.)

Lunches and dinners should include a piece of protein (fish, chicken, turkey) and lots of salad or veggies. Rice, rice noodles, soya pasta and lentils are also great to add to lunch and dinner, which are all gluten free.

Healthy gluten free snacks include nuts and seeds (eg. trail mix), boiled eggs, rice crackers with avocado, tahini or ricotta cheese, raw or steamed veggies dipped in hommous, yoghurt and protein smoothies. Another favourite snack of mine are Metagenics Keto Protein Bars, available at the clinic.

Here is a list of gluten free products:

  • Amaranth
  • Arrowroot
  • Buckwheat
  • Cornflour
  • Cornmeal
  • Lentil Flour
  • Millet Meal
  • Polenta
  • Potato Flour
  • Psyllium
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Rice Bran
  • Rice Flour
  • Rice Vermicelli
  • Sago
  • Soya Flour
  • Taco Shells
  • Tapioca

Good luck with trying a gluten free diet!

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