Removing gluten from your diet is difficult as grains are used in the preparation of many foods. It is easy to eat gluten without even realising until afterwards and it is important to check the ingredients of everything you eat. More companies and brands are becoming more thorough with their labelling of foods that contain (and those that don’t contain gluten) making it slightly easier to take care of what you eat. Staying on a strict gluten-free diet can dramatically improve your condition, so wherever possible, it is very beneficial to eradicate grains from your eating routine.
The most important foods to take out of your diet are the grains wheat, rye and barley. Many believe that oats are not edible on a gluten free diet but those with allergies were suffering because factories processed oats alongside wheat. They no longer do this and oats are perfectly safe for those with a gluten allergy. Other foods that are safe to eat include corn, rice, potato, soy beans, arrowroot, buckwheat, tapioca, carob, millet, amaranth and quinoa. Care should be taken when considering flour or cereal products, malt vinegar, vegetable protein, soy sauce and vegetable gum.