How to Stay Gluten-Free

What foods CAN you eat on a gluten-free diet?

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If you have Celiac disease, you need to follow a gluten-free diet. Here’s some tips to help you.

Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases at NIH. If you’re on a gluten-free diet for Celiac disease, it’s important to eliminate foods that contain gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.

So, what foods can you eat? Foods such as meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, rice, and potatoes do not contain gluten and are part of a well-balanced diet. Also, you can eat gluten-free types of bread, pasta, and other foods that are now easier to find in stores.

Gluten may be used to manufacture prepackaged foods, vitamins and supplements, lip balm and some medicines, so it’s important to read labels. A dietitian can help you identify foods you can eat and understand how to make choices to stay gluten-free.

To learn more, follow us on Twitter @NIDDKgov. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the NIH.

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