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What it means to be on a gluten-free diet

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So, what exactly does it mean to be on a GLUTEN FREE DIET?

Gluten-free diets are typically associated with those with Celiac disease -- which is an autoimmune disorder of the small bowel that occurs in genetically predisposed people. Treatment of the disease typically involves being on a gluten free diet .

A gluten free diet is completely free of ingredients derived from gluten-containing foods: wheat, barley, rye, oats , as well as the use of gluten as a food additive in the form of a flavoring, stabilizing or thickening agent.

Several grains and starch sources are considered acceptable for a gluten-free diet. The most frequently used are corn, potatoes, and rice.

Gluten is also used in foods in some unexpected ways, for example as a stabilizing agent or thickener in products like ice cream and ketchup

People wishing to follow a completely gluten free diet must also take into consideration the ingredients of any over-the-counter or prescription medications and vitamins. Also, cosmetics such as lipstick, lip balms, and lip chap may contain gluten and need to be investigated before use.

Today Ali showed some examples of gluten-free snacks from Lunds/Byerly's stores that not only are tasty, but will allow those on a gluten - free diet to expand what they can eat throughout the day.

1. Mary's Gone Crackers (pair with Holy Land Hummus)

2. Glutino Pretzels

3. Nutri Health Brownie bites available in our bakeries

4. Amy's Gluten Free Shortbread

5. Brad's Raw Chips

6. Angie's Kettle Corn

To find out more about Ali Holman's Online Workouts and Meal plans, visit Corecamper.com

To find the snacks listed above, visit your local Lund's or Byerly's.

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