Understanding Gluten-Free Diets

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Measuring and Mixing in Gluten-Free Baking

Measuring and mixing are essential to delicious, gluten-free baked goods. Because gluten-free flours are heavier than wheat flours, weighing them (grams) instead of measuring by volume [more…]

The Components of Gluten-Free Doughs

Many people are working in labs and universities around the world to help make gluten-free products as close to wheat-based products as possible. If you're going to make gluten-free baked good, you want [more…]

What Is Gluten, Why Does It Matter to Baking, and Where Does It Lurk?

Gluten is a molecule unique to certain plants, and it is a key component of traditional baking. Gluten consists of two smaller proteins called glutenin and gliadin. When mixed with water, these two proteins [more…]

Eight Reasons Wheat May Not Be Good for Anyone

Wheat's not good for anyone, whether you have gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, or neither. Although wheat does offer some health benefits, the same benefits can easily be found in other foods without [more…]

Kitchen Supplies for Avoiding Cross-Contamination

To clean gluten out of your shared college kitchen, use disposable cleaning tools and supplies. Reusing a sponge, mop, or towel just spreads gluten-filled crumbs to other spots. Sharing kitchen tools with [more…]

Nine Take-It-with-You Dorm-Room Essentials for Gluten-Free Students

You’re all packed up and ready to begin college. You’re prepared to figure out where your gluten-free meals will come from, maybe for the first time, and you know you need to take responsibility for your [more…]

Where You Can Find Gluten

Gluten shows up in most baked goods and processed foods because it helps dough rise and stick together. Gluten gives baked goods that fluffy, bready texture or a crispy, crackery crunch. Without it, foods [more…]

How to Choose Gluten-Free Alcohol Products

Some alcoholic beverages are unsafe for people on a gluten-free diet. These popular products are among the beverages to avoid: beers made from barley (unless they’re deglutenized), malt beverages [more…]

Make Sure Your Medications Are Gluten-Free

Gluten may be in medicine, vitamins, and herbal supplements, too! Finding out the source of each ingredient in medications is much more difficult than reading food labels because different regulations [more…]

Avoid Gluten in Cosmetics and Hair and Skincare Products

If you’re just trying out a gluten-free diet, you probably don’t need to worry about topical gluten; but if you’re gluten-free due to a medical condition, then what you put [more…]

How to Choose Naturally Gluten-Free Foods

The good news is that the list of foods you can eat on a gluten-free diet is much longer than the list of things you can’t. For starters, finding gluten-free replacements for almost all the gluten-containing [more…]

How to Stay Nourished on a Gluten-Free Diet

The gluten-free diet isn’t so much a diet as it is a lifestyle. If you have celiac disease, then permanently and exclusively eating gluten-free foods is the only treatment. Staying gluten-free is also [more…]

How to Prepare to Make Gluten-Free Meals

There are lots of details to manage when living gluten-free, but when you get down to it, it’s all about the food: shopping, cooking, and eating! Knowing what to buy and how to cook it is the key to a [more…]

Medical Reasons behind a Gluten-Free Diet

Going gluten-free may not seem so exciting and adventurous if a medical condition forces you into it and eating gluten-free suddenly becomes a long-term necessity. The most common medical reasons that [more…]

Improve Your General Health with a Gluten-Free Diet

Entire grocery aisles are dedicated to foods designated gluten-free, so eliminating gluten from your diet must be a smart move, right? Otherwise, why would anyone give up the “normal” version of so many [more…]

Maximize Athletic Performance with a Gluten-Free Diet

All kinds of great athletes are going gluten-free. When athletes with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity take gluten out of their diets, they typically see improvements in their performance because [more…]

The Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance

Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity motivate many people to seek gluten-free diets. People with these medical conditions have one thing in common: Eating gluten causes trouble in their bodies. The kind [more…]

How to Identify Food Intolerances

When people talk about a food intolerance or food sensitivity, they’re referring to a condition in which the body can’t completely process a food. A food allergy, [more…]

How to Overcome Emotional Obstacles to Going Gluten-Free

What if you have to go gluten-free? What if you just got a devastating diagnosis or have discovered that you function better without gluten and now you can’t imagine how you’re going to survive without [more…]

How to Date while on a Gluten-Free Diet

In an ideal world, you find a special someone who’s good-looking, funny, smart, caring, and also on a gluten-free diet. It can happen, but it’s not too likely. In fact, some people have to deal with a [more…]

You Can Eat Gluten-Free at Restaurants

Every day it seems like a new chain or local eatery is announcing a gluten-free menu. But menu or not, you can find great gluten-free food choices almost anywhere. [more…]

You Can Attend Parties and Events while Eating Gluten-Free

You don’t have to avoid your gluten-eating friends or starve when enjoying your college party scene. Here are some simple ideas for surviving social gatherings: [more…]

How to Travel on a Gluten-Free Diet

Planes, trains, and automobiles can all offer successful travel fare — even for the gluten-free! In fact, most cruise lines have great gluten-free choices now. So do some research before a trip and find [more…]

How to Shop for Gluten-Free Products from Local Stores

If you need gluten-free products, buying them from a local grocery store may be the most cost-effective way to go. But you can save a ton of money by preparing meals on your own and forgoing some of the [more…]

How to Shop for Gluten-Free Products Online

Shopping online may be a good solution for getting that great gluten-free bread you read about. Maybe you’re in a spot where stores that carry gluten-free goods are hard to come by. Or maybe you tried [more…]

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