Gluten Free Diets
Gluten intolerance is also known as Celiac disease. Quite simply, if you suffer from Celiac disease you have a genetic disorder that makes you allergic to gluten.
What is Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease, also known as gluten intolerance, is a genetic disorder that affects 1 in 1331 Americans. Symptoms of celiac disease can range from the classic features, such as diarrhea, weight loss, and malnutrition, to latent symptoms such as isolated nutrient deficiencies but no gastrointestinal symptoms. The disease mostly affects people of European (especially Northern European) descent, but recent studies show that it also affects Hispanic, Black and Asian populations as well. Those affected suffer damage to the villi (shortening and villous flattening) in the lamina propria and crypt regions of their intestines when they eat specific food-grain antigens (toxic amino acid sequences) that are found in wheat, rye, and barley2.
What is Gluten?
Gluten is a special type of protein that is commonly found in rye, wheat, and barley. Therefore, it is found in most types of cereals and in many types of bread. Not all foods from the grain family, however, contain gluten. Examples of grains that do not have gluten include wild rice, corn, buckwheat, millet, amaranth, quinoa, teff, oats, soybeans, and sunflower seeds.What is the Treatment?
The only known treatment for celiac disease is to follow a strict gluten-free diet. That means all foods containing wheat, rye, barley, and commercial oats should be expelled from the diet altogether. Any food deemed "gluten-free" lacks any trace of wheat, and other grains such as rye, barley, oats or triticale. It’s not the actual wheat or grain that causes the trouble. Gluten is actually a grain protein that is added during food processing, to prevent the crumbling of baked products like breads, muffins, cereals, baked goods, etc. Gluten free foods are often made of corn and rice because these don’t contain gluten
Use the list below to help identify which foods are gluten free, and which are not.
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We have put together a helpful list of gluten-free products available at Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farms.
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Our gluten-free shopping list is only a guide to assist you in your shopping for products available for your dietary needs. The information provided here is for educational purposes only. In no way should it be considered as medical advice. Please keep in mind that there are products available in this category that may not be shown on our list.
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