gluten free foods
All you need to know about gluten free foods and following a gluten free diet, including what is gluten, what foods are safe to eat, how to avoid gluten cross contamination and how healthy is a gluten free diet.
What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein, which is commonly found in rye, wheat and barley. Gluten is found in most types of cereals, bread and pasta.
What can I eat?
DS-gluten free have constructed a table which is a quick reference guide, by category, to the foods that contain gluten versus gluten free foods to help you follow a gluten free diet.
How can I tell which foods are gluten free?
There are several ways you can verify that foods in the "foods to check" column of the "what can I eat" page are safe foods for coeliacs.
Avoiding gluten contamination
It is important that gluten free foods are not contaminated by gluten during storage and food preparation.
How healthy is a gluten free diet?
Within the media there have been questions raised about gluten free diets, claiming that they are unhealthy, lead to a high intake of fat and sugar and just don’t provide the nutrients needed for a healthy diet. This is simply not true!
Travelling abroad gluten free
For people following a gluten free diet, travelling abroad can often be difficult. We have a few useful tips that should make your gluten free travels abroad a little easier.