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If i'm allergic to wheat what types of carbs can i eat?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Wheat allergy: A true wheat allergy means specific antibodies only to wheat are identified. If there are no other severe food allergies, carbs like rye, barley, rice, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, oats and sugar can be eaten. Only in celiac disease, which is an immunologic reaction to gluten, do you need to avoid rye and barley in addition to wheat. A gluten free diet is usually wheat free, though.

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