Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Some people who choose to eat gluten-free often avoid eating overly processed breads, pasta, and other baked goods. This can lead to weight loss and overall health improvements, as people avoid highly processed, unhealthful foods.
For some other people, however, eating gluten-free is a necessity. In these cases, a person likely has celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Similar to other food-related allergies and illnesses, a person who cannot process gluten properly may become ill after eating it.
It is possible for people eating gluten-free to have healthful diets. A person should focus their gluten-free diet much like any other diet so that it includes:
- lean proteins
- whole grains, such as brown rice and quinoa
- beans, peas, and lentils
- healthful fats
Read on to discover some of the best gluten-free foods to fit into several dietary options.
Gluten-free foods for different diets
There are many potential gluten-free options for different diets.
People can choose foods that fit into the dietary plan they follow. Below are some suggestions for various diet options.
Some gluten-free foods that fit into many diets include:
- any whole, fresh vegetable
- any whole, fresh fruit
- lean proteins, such as beans and eggs
- gluten-free baked goods, including pancakes, waffles, and bread
Below are some healthful choices of foods to eat that center on different dietary preferences
Vegetarian diets focus on replacing meat with plant-based proteins. Often, vegetarian diets may include either egg, dairy, or both. Both are excellent protein choices.
For those who wish to avoid all animal products, there are several nutrient-rich foods they can eat that do not contain gluten including:
Chickpeas are a nutrient-rich food. According to a 2016 studyTrusted Source, 4 tablespoons of traditional chickpea hummus each day provides about 25 grams (g) of fiber and about 14 g of plant protein per week.
People often call sweet potatoes a superfood. A superfood provides a high proportion of nutrients for the number of calories they contain.
Sweet potatoes include a good amount of:
Whole oats offer a variety of nutrients and potential health benefits.
People can eat them as a cereal, use them as flour in baking recipes, or even as skin ointments. Doctors consider oats safe for people with celiac disease if the oats have a certification that they are gluten-free. ………….. ………….. Continue Reading ………….. …………..