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What can I eat on a natural gluten-free diet?

Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics
You need to avoid wheat products, oats, and certain seasonings. To find out the details of eating gluten free consider visiting a registered dietitian (RD). An RD can help you learn exactly what to eat.

Generally speaking you can eat corn, rice, potatoes, arrowroot, tapioca, and quinoa plus many other non-grain foods. Lean protein, fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats like avocado, nuts, nut butters, olive oil, and seeds are all good gluten free foods. You can also eat legumes.
Jessica Crandall
Nutrition & Dietetics

Gluten is contained in wheat, rye, barley, and oats. To avoid gluten naturally, aim for carbohydrates from sources such as potatoes, corn, rice, quinoa, etc. Please speak to your dietitian about how you can modify your lifestyle to include these foods.

Ruth Frechman
Nutrition & Dietetics
It's easy to eat gluten-free, if you eat plain and simple. Follow the MyPlate guidelines. Eat a small amount of protein, a small amount of carbohydrate, and fill half the plate with fruits and vegetables. The key is to watch the seasonings and avoid any wheat, barley or rye foods. It's really important to read labels and watch for processed foods or dressings that may contain starch or other wheat products. If you are cooking at home, choose gluten-free carbs, such as rice or quinoa. Season all your foods with herbs and spices for a natural gluten-free meal!

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