How Much Gluten is Too Much?

How Much Gluten is Too Much?

The amount of gluten that can be tolerated varies among people with celiac disease. In general, research suggests that less than 10 milligrams (mg) of gluten daily is unlikely to cause significant damage to the intestines in most celiac people. However, these small amounts could still be enough to make a person feel unwell. So […]

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Gluten-Free Label Reading

Gluten-Free Label Reading

One of the first steps in switching to a gluten-free diet is learning to read labels. Here are some helpful tips on how to pull this off successfully. There are a couple of steps to determine if a food product is gluten-free. First, see if wheat is in the ingredients list or if it’s listed […]

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Avoiding Cross-Contamination: Watch over Food Preparation

Avoiding Cross-Contamination: Watch over Food Preparation

You can teach friends, family members, and even servers and cooks at restaurants about cross-contamination, its serious consequences, and how to prevent it from happening. Then ask food preparers every question you can think of regarding the content and preparation of your meals. Learn the questions you have to ask and have them memorized so […]

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Planning a Gluten-Free Vacation

Planning a Gluten-Free Vacation

     The key is planning ahead. Call the local health food stores where you’ll be staying well ahead of your trip and ask them about their selection of gluten-free foods. If there aren’t enough gluten-free choices, usually the store will be happy to order your favorite gluten-free foods for you.      If there aren’t any […]

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