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Celiac Diet 

Gluten-free diet

Persons with Celiac disease must carefully monitor their diets.

What to avoid:

Breads and baked products containing wheat, rye, triticale, barley, oats, wheat germ or bran, graham, gluten or durum flour, wheat starch, oat bran, bulgur, farina, wheat-based semolina, spelt, kamut.

Cereals made from wheat, rye, triticale, barley, and oats; cereals with added malt extract and malt flavorings.

Pastas made from ingredients above.

Most crackers.


Whats OK

Breads or bread products made from corn, rice, soy, arrowroot, or corn or potato starch; pea, potato or whole-bean flour; tapioca, sago, rice bran, cornmeal, buckwheat, millet, flax, teff, sorghum, amaranth and quinoa.

Hot cereals made from soy, hominy, hominy grits, brown and white rice, buckwheat groats, millet, cornmeal and quinoa flakes.

Puffed corn, rice or millet.

Rice, rice noodles and pastas made from allowed ingredients.

Some rice crackers and cakes, popped corn cakes made from allowed ingredients.

Celiac Diet and Meats and poultry

What to avoid

Any prepared with wheat, rye, oats, barley, gluten stabilizers, or fillers including some frankfurters, cold cuts, sandwich spreads, sausages and canned meats

. Self-basting turkey.

Whats OK

All meat, poultry, fish and shellfish.


Dry peas and beans, nuts, peanut butter, soybean.

Cold cuts, frankfurters or sausage without fillers.

Celiac Diet and Fats, snacks, sweets, condiments, beverages

What to avoid:

Commercial salad dressings, prepared soups, condiments, sauces and seasonings prepared with ingredients listed above.

Hot cocoa mixes, nondairy cream substitutes, flavored instant coffee, herbal tea, alcohol distilled from cereals such as gin, vodka, whiskey and beer.

Beer, ale, cereal and malted beverages.


Whats OK

Butter, margarine, salad dressings, sauces, soups and desserts made with allowed ingredients.

Sugar, honey, jelly, jam, hard candy, plain chocolate, coconut, molasses, marshmallows, meringues.

Pure instant or ground coffee, tea, carbonated drinks, wine (made in United States), rum.

Most seasonings and flavorings.

Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
For the NIDDK's complete report on celiac disease:

Symptoms of Celiac

  1. Abdominal cramping, intestinal gas, distention and bloating
  2. Chronic diarrhea or constipation (or both)
  3. Weight loss or weight gain
  4. Headaches
  5. Bone or joint pain
  6. Fatigue
  7. Dermatitis herpetiformis

Obviously the Celiac symptoms are common to many disorders.  Any of these symptoms should be brought to your health care providers attention. If you must give a name to your condition, make sure it is the right one. The treatment plan for Celiac, IBS and Fibromalgia are different.

Possible Effects

  1. Anemia
  2. Osteoporosis
  3. Seizures
  4. Infertility
  5. Central and peripheral nervous system disorders
  6. Intestinal lymphomas and other gastrointestinal malignancies
  7. Adenocarcinoma



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