- Fruits and vegetables.
- Beans, seeds, legumes and nuts in their natural, unprocessed forms.
- Lean, nonprocessed meats, fish and poultry.
- Most low-fat dairy products.
What is meant by gluten-free diet?
A gluten-free diet involves excluding foods that contain the protein gluten, such as wheat and rye products. Most studies on gluten-free diets have involved people with celiac disease. However, other health conditions — like non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) — can also cause gluten issues.
What makes food gluten-free?
Foods that contain wheat, barley, rye or triticale — or an ingredient derived from them — must be labeled with the name of the grain in the label’s content list. Foods that are labeled gluten-free, according to the Food and Drug Administration rules, must have fewer than 20 parts per million of gluten.
Is a gluten-free diet healthy?
Despite popular trends, there is little evidence that a gluten-free diet has health benefits for people who do not have a gluten intolerance such as celiac disease or nonceliac gluten sensitivity. A gluten-free diet is the only effective treatment for celiac disease.