Add these foods to your grocery list!
It’s Friday! Here at Skinny Ms. that means more information on a diet that continues to become a lifestyle for many Americans. Ridding your body of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and many preservatives and food flavorings, may offer a variety of health benefits. Aside from younger-looking skin, more comfortable joints and boosted immunity, you may also notice digestive benefits, and a feeling of vitality after even a week of eating gluten-free.
For many people gluten does not cause any real harm, so we just eat it anyway unaware of all the potential benefits. For those with Celiac disease, eating gluten triggers an immune response that causes an attack on the lining of the small intestine, which can also damage other parts of the body. This damage can reduce absorption of nutrients from food and increase the risk of a variety of diseases including that of the bones, and intestines.
Since the gluten-free diet offers more than just a few health benefits, and helps create healthy eating habits we have put together a few basic lists for to support any efforts you might make towards a gluten-free lifestyle.
If you want to see how eating an anti-inflammatory, gluten-free diet might affect you, try eating gluten free for just a week. here’s a basic menu to get you through the week.
One week Menu Based Around Naturally Gluten-Free Foods
• Cream of rice cereal with fresh fruit or nuts
• Cottage cheese or yogurt with fresh fruit
• Scrambled eggs, bacon and fresh fruit
• Egg, cheese, and vegetable omelet with potatoes
Lunches and Dinners
• Baked potato with cheese and vegetables
• Corn tortillas with stir-fried meat and vegetables
• Stir-fried meat and vegetables with rice and wheat-free tamari
• Bean-and-cheese burritos with corn tortillas
• Grilled meat or fish, baked potato and vegetables
• Plain rice cakes with cheese or peanut butter
• Nachos made with plain corn chips, cheese and salsa
• Celery sticks with cream cheese or peanut butter
• String cheese
• Plain popcorn with oil and salt
• Fresh or canned fruit with yogurt
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up some treats. See you next Friday!
Naturally Gluten-Free Foods
Fresh beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, and seafood
Fresh, plain milk, butter, margarine, cream
Plain white rice, brown rice, wild rice
Plain nuts and seeds
Sugar, honey, molasses
Spices and herbs (no additives)
Gluten-Free Grocery List
gluten-free pasta corn tortillas rice crackers
gluten-free cereal buckwheat
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fish/shellfish hot dogs canned tuna tofu
yogurt gluten-free pudding
rice or soy crackers sunflower seeds
gluten-free ice cream or sherbet
gluten-free waffles gluten-free frozen dinners/pizzas
gluten-free soup applesauce
pasta sauce canned milk nut butters jam
Condiments and Baking
white or red wine vinegar
shortening olive, canola, or vegetable oil salad dressing
Xanthan gum arrowroot powder
Foods to Avoid
Barley (pearl, flakes, flour)
Beer (gluten-free beer is available)
Brown rice syrup
Color (artificial, caramel)
Dry roasted nuts
Hydrolyzed vegetable/plant protein
Malt extract, malt syrup, malt flavoring
Modified food starch
Oats (not labeled gluten-free)
Soups, soup bases
Textured vegetable protein (TVP)