Gluten-free diet: What’s allowed, what’s not?

the-crazy-cucumber-gluten-free“A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye).

A gluten-free diet is used to treat celiac disease. Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. Eating a gluten-free diet helps people with celiac disease control their signs and symptoms and prevent complications.

Initially, following a gluten-free diet may be frustrating. But with time, patience and creativity, you’ll find there are many foods that you already eat that are gluten-free and you will find substitutes for gluten-containing foods that you can enjoy.

The gluten-free diet is a treatment for celiac disease.”

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Gluten-free diet: What’s allowed, what’s not
By Mayo Clinic Staff