gf-gluten.com aims to try and help people understand what Celiac Disease is, and how to live with it on a day to day basis. Life for most people is very busy and having to add a special diet to the family routine would be something most of us could do without. Hopefully after reading the articles on this site, you will have gained confidence and have a better understanding in knowing how to live with Celiac Disease.
Just because you have celiac disease doesn't mean you have to eat and stay at home for the rest of your life. If you would like to find out more information on a gluten free lifestyle please feel free to browse the various articles I have written. I hope this will help you on your road to understanding and conquering celiac disease.
Oh dear!! It is that time of year again. How does Christmas come around so quickly!!
Christmas can be a time of over eating, drinking and attending many different festive functions. You ask - how can this happen while still being committed to a strict gluten free diet? I can hear you say "Just a little bit doesn't worry me!!" Actually, any products containing gluten as small as a bread crumb can cause damage to the small bowel of a person who suffers from celiac disease. It doen't matter if your symptoms are mild or severe, the damage is being done to your small intestine everytime you consume gluten. At this time of year we all eat too much. Sometimes you have to say “No thank you” (because it is a gluten product) - also, it is an easy and polite way of not having to eat everything you are offered!!
Food additives are chemicals added to food and beverages to preserve flavor, help keep them fresh, improve its taste, texture and appearance. Food additives are listed on food labels, along with all other ingredients. There has always been some misconception that food additives are 'bad' and that they all contain gluten. Well, this is not true. What is necessary, is to understand what the additives are used for and what source they are derived from.
Some people are sensitive to particular food additives and may have reactions like diarrhea or hives. This doesn't mean that all foods containing additives need to be automatically deleted or treated with suspicion. Many of the food additives used occur naturally within foods that are regularly eaten.
Maggi now have a new gluten free range that has been ensorsed by Coeliac Australia.
Maggi state - ""We have created 7 recipes (Beef Stroganoff, Chicken Chasseur, Chilli con Carne, Mexican nachos, Mince Cottage Pie, Satay Chicken, and Lamb Ragout. ) so that they are now suitable for a gluten free diet. These changes included replacing wheat flours, with other natural starches, like corn flour, that we can find in our kitchen cupboard."
For the full information visit www.maggi.com.au
There are two primary instances when cross-contamination can occur when you are handling gluten and allergen-free food.
When the food item is prepared in the same boiling water or frying oil as other foods containing gluten or wheat products.
When food particles or microbes are transferred from one food to another by using a cutting board, pots, pans, cutting knife or other utensils without first washing the tools or surfaces in between uses.
The extreme heat in open flamed grills turns most food particles into carbon. Residual contaminants can be removed by the use of a clean wire brush specially designed for grill racks.