Gluten Free – Here’s How to Start

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Gluten Free – Here’s How to Start


If you are allergic to gluten (celiac disease) life can be difficult and pretty miserable. Becoming gluten free by eliminating all gluten from your diet, is not easy, but once you do, you will notice a huge difference. Sugar Free Kitchen gluten free mixes can help!

Gluten Free

Gluten is a protein found in grains like wheat, rye, and barley, and simply avoiding these grains is not going to make you feel better. A huge amount of food products have gluten in them and they can make you sick if you are sensitive or allergic.

Knowledge is power

There is only one way to eliminate gluten and that is to know which foods contain gluten. You might think that only wheat or rye breads have gluten but that is not the case. Gluten is used in most baking products today, and it keeps bread from crumbling. It also works with yeast to help baked goods rise and retain their shape.

You have to read food labels. Manufacturers must list ingredients and this means you need to go through all the foods in the house and separate gluten from non-gluten. This could take some time, as gluten is present in all kinds of things. In fact, many unexpected items in your pantry as well supplements and vitamins often contain gluten. Be sure when going through your pantry and your fridge to check the labels on salad dressing bottles, gravy, sauces and premade soups, as many manufacturers thicken their products with gluten. It may be best to make your own, to be safe.

You can eat fresh foods

Eat all the fresh produce and meats that you want. By having a diet free of pre-made and processed foods and switching to purely fresh options of fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and poultry you control your gluten intake, and set yourself up to be healthier all in one hit.

Avoid these things

You will need to stay away from most flours. Gluten is also present in most pasta products unless the labels read “gluten free”. Foods that contain malt must be avoided including malt vinegars and flavorings, and yes that also includes beer, and meats that are beer battered.

You will need to stop using bread crumbs, flour tortillas, salad croutons, crackers, wheat germ, pretzels, pita breads, pizza crusts, croissants, and bagels, unless they are free of gluten.

Make sure to read labels on processed meat products like hot dogs and pre-cooked hamburger patties, and when you dine out you have to be extra careful because there are no food labels at restaurants. You could get gluten from chips that have been cooked in the same oil as battered onion rings.

Sugar Free Kitchen Gluten Free Mixes

They are out there, the good quality pre packaged mixes to make your own treats! An added bonus if you can find sugar free as well. Our Sugar Free Kitchen Double Choc Cookie Mix, Vanilla Cookie Mix, Lamington Cake Mix and the absolute favourite…Chocolate Mousse Mix, are gluten free and have a source of protein. You can use these gluten free products for baking your own great tasting cookies, cake and desserts and each packet can make 2 or 3 other recipes!  

Download your FREE recipe eBook using these mixes HERE.

Feeling Better

If you are just starting out on your gluten free journey, be patient. It may take your body a few weeks to get rid of the effects of gluten. Drink a lot of water each day, and that will help to detox your body. Before long, you should begin to feel less bloated and much better.

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