Eating Healthy, Gluten-Free

Gluten is a staple in many wholesome foods. But for millions of Americans with celiac disease, it can cause serious health problems. Celiac disease is a genetically-based disorder in which the small intestine is damaged by a substance called gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and some oats. This results in inability of the intestine to absorb nutrients. The disease is managed with lifelong avoidance of gluten-containing products. A gluten-free diet may also be helpful for those who have gluten intolerance, dermatitis herpetiformis, wheat allergies, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, autism and other immunological conditions.

Our tag is given to products that are certified Gluten-Free. Some of the products may have been reformulated to be gluten-free. For example, all fruits and vegetables are naturally gluten-free and thus are not labeled. However, most bread contains gluten therefore breads that are gluten-free are labeled with our Gluten-Free tag.

Not all products that claim to be gluten-free receive our tag. We take extra precautions to ensure only products that are certified gluten-free are given the Gluten-Free tag. Below is a list of common foods that are naturally gluten-free, as well as common products that contain gluten.

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