Celiac Disease: Choosing the Right Products

Celiac is a gastrointestinal disorder in which consuming gluten makes your intestines flare up. You can control it with a special diet, and that means avoiding certain foods and making sure the ones you choose are safe. Netrition has a variety of products that are safe for celiac disease and can help you enjoy your gluten-free diet.

Celiac Disease

In celiac disease, your immune system has an inappropriate response to a protein called gluten. When you consume products that contain gluten, your immune system inappropriately causes damage to villi, which are small components of your small intestine that are necessary for allowing nutrients to be absorbed. During flare ups, you can become malnourished because you cannot absorb nutrients well when the villi are destroyed.

Gluten-Free Diet for Celiac Disease

Gluten is the trigger for celiac disease symptoms, and the only known effective way to manage celiac disease is to avoid consuming gluten. Gluten is a protein in wheat and some other grains. Following a gluten-free diet means avoiding the following grains.

  • Wheat
  • Semolina
  • Farro
  • Barley
  • Rye
  • Spelt
  • Kamut

Some processed foods also have gluten. Examples include some seasoning mixes, soy sauce, salad dressings, and imitation crab.

These grains are free from gluten, as long as they are properly labeled: corn, oats, rice, buckwheat, quinoa and amaranth.

These foods are also safe on a gluten-free diet.

  • Meat, fish, and poultry
  • Milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, and cheese (but read ingredients of processed dairy products to make sure they don’t have gluten-containing additives)
  • Nuts and peanuts
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Potatoes and other starchy vegetables
  • Soybeans, beans, and lentils

Gluten-Free Products for Celiac Disease

While it may seem like the list of products with gluten is long, there are other options. Netrition has a variety of Gluten-Free Products to substitute for your favorite gluten-containing products. 

These are some examples of our gluten-free choices. You may notice that they include both grain-containing and grain-free products.

  • Gluten-Free Pasta and Bread
  • Gluten-Free Cereal, Oatmeal, and Pancakes
  • Gluten-Free Cakes, Cookies, Chocolate, and Candies
  • Gluten-Free Condiments, including Salad Dressings, Teriyaki Sauce, Marinades, Barbecue Sauces, Pasta Sauces, and Fruit Spreads

There’s no need to feel deprived on a gluten-free diet when you have all kinds of options available!

Gluten-Free Ingredients for Cooking When You Have Celiac Disease

If you love cooking, you can just turn to Netrition for gluten-free ingredients. It’s easy to make freshly baked goods with products such as Gluten-Free Flour and Baking Mixes, with ingredients such as coconut, chickpea, or almond flour. Many of our calorie-free sugar substitutes are gluten-free as well. 

The only way to avoid flare-ups when you have celiac disease is to choose a gluten-free diet. That means eliminating many foods, such as wheat-containing products and many popular snacks and convenience foods, but that doesn’t mean depriving yourself. Netrition has an entire collection of Gluten-Free Foods that are guaranteed to be free from gluten and safe for your celiac diet. Check out the products and see how easy and delicious it can be to stick to your gluten-free diet!