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.
On July 4, 1776, USA claimed their independence from Britain. Every July 4thAmericans celebrate that freedom and independence with barbeques, picnics and family gatherings.
Everyone 'dresses' up their houses with the American Flag – called the Stars and Stripes and there is celebratory fireworks throughout the country. Some great statistics about the 4th July are:
- 145 million hot dogs will be consumed;
- 700 million pounds of chicken will be purchased in the week leading up the the 4thJuly;
- 185 million pounds of red meal/pork purchased in the week leading up to July 4th;
- 87% of Americans will enjoy outdoor grills or barbeques;
- Approx 41 million Americans will spend the 4th July at someone else' house
Slendier Noodles and Pasta.
Are you trying to cut back on your carbohydrates to lose weight? Well maybe this product is just the answer!! Noodle Style made from Konjac vegetable by Slendier.
This product is very similar to rice noodles without the carbohydrates. Boasting only 8 calories per 100 grams. It is a tasty gluten free treat to aadd to soups or stir-frys without adding extra calories.
Many people think that anemia is only caused by blood loss, either through trauma or hemorrhage or excessive blood cell destruction. It occurs when the blood does not have enough hemoglobin, which is the protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin.
Iron deficiency anemia is an advanced stage of iron deficiency. When the body has sufficient iron to meets its needs, the remainder is stored for later use in the bone marrow, liver, and spleen. A person who has no 'stored' iron has no reserves to use if the body requires more iron. This can cause problems for growth and development.
Iron deficiency anemia can be the result of malabsorption of food associated with celiac disease.
Scotch Whisky and Bourbon Whiskey
Many people ask: Can I drink Johnnie Walker scotch if I am a celiac? Well, luckily the answer is Yes. Whisky is made by distilling cereal grains such as corn, rye or barley. Examples of gluten free scotch whisky are Johnny Walker (Red, Blue, Black and Green Label), Chivas Regal, Glenfiddich, Black Douglas, Teachers and Ballantine. A bourbon whiskey is Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Canadian Club Whiskey and Jim Beam.
See note below in reference to Malt Whiskys.