Gluten is found in many of the processed foods in the grocery isles. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a hybrid between wheat and rye). It causes inflammation in the small intestines of the people that are celiac.
The following are some of the gluten items you can have if you are into a gluten-free diet. Just make sure that they are not processed or mixed with gluten-containing grains, additives or preservatives.
Beans, seeds, nuts in their natural, unprocessed form
Fresh meats, fish and poultry (not breaded, batter-coated or marinated)
Fruits and vegetables
Most dairy products
Furthermore, here are 10 signs to consider when trying to determine if you are gluten Intolerant:
- Digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea and even constipation. Constipation usually happens in children after eating gluten.
- Keratosis pilaris (also known as “chicken skin” on the back of your arms). This tends as a result of fatty acid deficiency and vitamin deficiency secondary to fat malabsorption caused by Gluten damaging the Gut.
- Fatigue, brain or fog feeling tired after eating a meal that contains gluten.
- Diagnoses of autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s Thyroditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or multiple sclerosis.
- Neurologic symptoms such as dizziness or feeling of being off balance.
- Hormone imbalances such as PMS, PCOS or unexplained Infertility.
- Migraine headaches.
- Diagnosis of chronic fatigue or Fibromyalgia. These diagnosis's may simply indicate that your conventional doctor cannot pin point the cause of your fatigue or pain.
- Inflammation, swelling or pain in your joints such as fingers, knees or hips.
- Mood issues such as anxiety, depression, mood swings and add.