Digestive discomfort is the most common indication of gluten intolerance. You may also have anemia or trouble gaining weight. Cutting out gluten from your diet may seem like a difficult and limiting task.
Fortunately, there are many healthy and delicious foods that are naturally gluten-free. Eating these naturally gluten-free foods can help you add variety and excitement to your gluten-free diet.
Steel Cut Oats
Steel cut oats are naturally gluten-free, it is important to check food labels to be sure that the oats have not been processed on the same equipment as wheat or rye products. Steel-cut oats are a whole grain product that provide your body with plenty of complex carbohydrates to keep your energy levels high. They also contain 5 grams of dietary fiber per serving.
Brown rice is naturally gluten free and is also a complex carbohydrate. Unlike white rice, which is robbed of its nutritional value by the milling process that removes its hull, brown rice is an unprocessed food.
An ounce of chia seeds contains a whopping 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, 5 grams of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, 18% of your recommended daily intake of calcium, and 30% of your recommended daily manganese. These properties make chia seeds the perfect healthy food to use as a pudding.
Coarsely ground cornmeal can be an intensely satisfying alternative to wheat products that contain gluten.