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How to gain weight gluten-free?

How to gain weight gluten-free?

Gluten-free: You can add more protein, and starches that are not wheat-based. Sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, various squashes, etc are fine, for instance. Eat fruits unless concerned about Insulin resistance. Also add healthy oils like coconut oil, olive oil. Eat larger portions and be physically active, including exercise with weights. You want the weight you gain, to be muscle rather than fat. ...Read more

Gluten (Definition)

Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more


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What are some gluten free foods?

What are some gluten free foods?

Rice: Grains that are generally considered gluten-free are rice, amaranth, millet and quinoa. ...Read more

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What's the purpose of gluten free foods?

Less inflamation: Every disease have inflammation component so by avoiding you feel better if gluten sensitive. Ihave seen headaches gone 100% stomach bloatness gone. ...Read more

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Are all gluten-free foods healthy for you?

No: There is nothing inherently healthier about a gluten-free diet unless you are one of the people with celiac disease or gluten-intolerance. In fact, most processed gluten-free foods are high glycemic and lower in fiber than their gluten-containing counterparts. If you are relying on a gluten-free diet, choose whole unprocessed lean meats and vegetables and fruits and avoid the packaged junk. ...Read more

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What exactly does gluten-free mean exactly?

What exactly does gluten-free mean exactly?

Means no gluten: Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat and related grains like rye and barleys. Gluten-free foods are foods that do not contain gluten. Persons with gluten sensitivity related illness might need to be on gluten-free diet. ...Read more

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Is gluten-free food good for just everyone?

Is gluten-free food good for just everyone?

If you mean a: Gluten free diet, it is probably ok for anyone, depending on the foods eaten. You still need lots of vegetables, good lean protein, fruit & healthy fat, gluten free whole-grains, along w dairy or other calcium source. You still need to limit processed food, sugar, and saturated & trans fats, & watch sodium intake. Robert lustig's book 'fat chance' & website/youtube video are good resources. ...Read more

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Is the quest for gluten free foods just a fad?

Is the quest for gluten free foods just a fad?

Probably yes: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant. Add gluten back to diet & see how you feel. ...Read more

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What are gluten free foods that are healthy for you?

Many in grain fam: Wheat, rye, barley, and oat family many drinks havegluten like gatoraid. ...Read more

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What are some good high fibre foods that are gluten free?

What are some good high fibre foods that are gluten free?

Lots: Gluten is found in some grains. G. Wheat, rye faro, bulghur, spelt, triticale. It is not in amaranth, quinoa (actually a seed), rice, corn, buckwheat (a different grass), millet, any bean or legume (all high on fiber), fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables. All whole grain versions fruits, veggies, nuts add fiber to diet. Check with celiac society or online. Oats are iffy. Check no xcontamination. ...Read more

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Is it right that gluten free food products are available everywhere in the u.S.?

Is it right that gluten free food products are available everywhere in the u.S.?

Gluten free: Yes this is available every where in the u.S as the awareness for this condition has been there3 for a long time and most super markets have labels for these foods stating they are gluten free. ...Read more

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Is patron tequila gluten free?

Read label: Tequila is not made from grains but from a cactus product and thus I would not expect any gluten in it. But do read the label re. Any presence of wheat, barley, or rye just in case. If you send me a case of it, I can do a personal tasting test for you. :). ...Read more

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How to go on gluten free diet?

How to go on gluten free diet?

Gluten free diet: Simply stop consuming wheat, barley, and rye in food and drink. ...Read more

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What are some tasty gluten free foods?

Many choices: All whole organic lean proteins, like eggs, chicken, fish, turkey, beef, buffalo, lamb are naturally gluten-free! Vegetables are also naturally gluten-free, so are fruits and non-gluten grains, like rice, quinoa, amaranth, and millet. If you eat whole foods in their natural state, unprocessed and free of additives, sauces, marinades and dressings, you will enjoy a delicious variety! ...Read more

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Which foods may be consumed on a gluten free diet?

Which foods may be consumed on a gluten free diet?

Foods without gluten: Gluten-free means the food or drink does not contain gluten, a protein found in such grains as wheat, rye, and barley (including malted barley). Grains that do not contain gluten include corn, rice, millet, quinoa, sorghum, & buckwheat. Oats & oatmeal don't have the gluten protein, but have another protein that some celiac disease patients react to, while other celiac patients may not react with. ...Read more

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What are the bonus benefits of a gluten free diet?

What are the bonus benefits of a gluten free diet?

Not much unless...: Gluten sensitive enteropathy is an inflammatory condition of the small bowel where its lining flattens after exposure to dietary gluten, with associated malabsorption, anemia, increased cancer risk. Gluten intolerance occurs in about 10% of americans who may get diarrhea after exceeding their threshold for gluten intake. Short of these patients, trying a gluten free diet is giving in to just a fad. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of having a gluten free diet?

What are the benefits of having a gluten free diet?

Celiac: True benefit is for those with celiac disease as following a gfd will decrease intestinal inflammation. Others have gluten sensitivity and the benefit is purely in feeling better. ...Read more

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What benefits are there for trying a gluten free diet?

What benefits are there for trying a gluten free diet?

None...: There are really no health related benefits from going gluten free unless you have celiac disease. There are many more people that have gluten intolerance and eating gluten gives them excessive gas, bloating, cramps or diarrhea. For those gluten intolerant people going gluten free might help relieve those symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please answer! Could you be allergic to gluten free products?

Yes: Gluten is an over emphasized source of general health conditions. But a product free of gluten could have other allergens in its makeup. Gluten free is not synonymous with allergen free or natural or organic. It simply means food that is lacking in proteins found commonly in grains like wheat. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of being gluten-free/dairy-free?

What are the health benefits of being gluten-free/dairy-free?

Ill-defined: Both are "pop" restricted diets and there are quite a few people convinced that one or both has helped them subjectively despite their not being in a group that needs to restrict (gluten enteropathy, galactosemia). It will make your life much more difficult, it will be even harder to be a good guest, and we await objective results from real science. Benefits may really exist for some people. ...Read more

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Is there a gluten free and lactose free alternative to Ritzatripan?

Is there a gluten free and lactose free alternative to Ritzatripan?

Not really: If your headache were caused by the gluten in your diet or the lactose in your milk then yes gluten free diet and lactose free diet will eliminate your headache and you no longer need to take any medicine to protect you from headache
but if not sure try the diet and keep taking the medicine ...Read more

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Is peanut butter gluten free?

Likely gluten-free: Peanut butter is usually gluten-free, but one should check the brand's label or website. Peter pan peanut butter is gluten free, according to its 2011 website. It is possible that some peanut butters may have additives that come from wheat, barley, or rye (gluten-containing grains). ...Read more

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Are dental bridges gluten free?

Yes: Gluten is another name for wheat. Wheat is a food stuff. Anything/everything dental is never made of organic materials. So, there is never any gluten in anything used in dentistry. ...Read more

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How to eat gluten free in college?

Manage yourself: In the USA, the law requires that if you have a bona fide need to eat gluten-free (i.e., you have celiac disease and/or dermatitis herpetiformis), your college meal service make this option available to you. If you've simply read something on the internet and decided that you need to be gluten-free, you're smart enough to manage your own diet. Give it the "college try." ...Read more

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Side effects from a gluten free diet?

Side effects from a gluten free diet?

Gluten free diet: Gluten free diet is quite strict and can make you feel deprived and can be quite difficult to follow. Nowadays, there are many products available with gluten free diet, however. You might be at risk for not getting enough nutrients and vitamins (iron, calcium, fiber, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate). Discuss with your nutritionist/dietitian. ...Read more

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Is dextrose monohydrate gluten free? I

Is dextrose monohydrate gluten free? I

Yes: It is a sugar with one water- there was no mention of protein in it- gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye and barley. ...Read more

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Is sugar free the same as gluten free?

Is sugar free the same as gluten free?

No: Gluten is a protein found in certain grains, especially wheat. Sugar is..... well you know. A gluten free product doesn't indicate anything about sugar content or vise-versa. ...Read more

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How to do gluten free sugar free diet?

Gluten & sugar free: Stop eating wheat, barley, rye, and sugar. After a few days, you should start feeling better - even if you didn't feel bad to begin with. No one needs gluten and no one needs sugar. ...Read more

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Gluten free sugar free diet, what to do?

Gluten free sugar free diet, what to do?

Gluten & sugar free: Stop eating wheat, barley, rye, and sugar. After a few days, you should start feeling better - even if you didn't feel bad to begin with. No one needs gluten and no one needs sugar. ...Read more

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I'm on the gluten free diet and very tired?

I'm on the gluten free diet and very tired?

Gluten free diet: Gluten and fatigue could be related or completely unrelated. There are so many potential causes of fatigue, including anemia, low thyroid function, adrenal problems, low b12, sleep deprivation, and more. Gluten often affects thyroid function ...Read more

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Could gluten-free diet help me lose weight?

Could gluten-free diet help me lose weight?

Gluten free diet: I see patients frequently lose weight when they give up gluten, especially if they still to real unprocessed foods instead of using gluten-free substitutions for breads, cakes, cookies, pastas, etc. ...Read more

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Is dextrose just sugar, and is it gluten-free?

Is dextrose just sugar, and is it gluten-free?

Yes: Dextrose is a sugar, made by processing starches (such as corn starch, rice starch, or wheat starch). Due to the extensive processing, dextrose is considered gluten-free. ...Read more

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Could weight watchers have a gluten free diet?

Could weight watchers have a gluten free diet?

GF Weight Watchers: You can certainly follow a weight watchers program and stay gluten-free! ...Read more

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Does a gluten free diet give you health benefits?

Does a gluten free diet give you health benefits?

Probably not: Nobody knows what percentage of people are gluten-sensitive (celiac sprue / dermatitis herpetiformis). Because these people respond so dramatically to a gluten-free diet, and because any claim will attract believers, a gluten-free diet is now being promoted for everything. If there is any benefit for the non-allergic, it has resisted demonstration to the satisfaction of most scientists. ...Read more

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What gluten free foods can I eat if I have celiac?

What gluten free foods can I eat if I have celiac?

Anything w/o gluten: Anything that does not contain gluten. I would recommend seeing a nutritionalist. Good information can be had at celiac. Org. A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, malts and triticale. It is used as a food additive in the form of a flavoring, stabilizing or thickening agent, often as. ...Read more

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Is it easy to lose weight when on a gluten free diet?

Is it easy to lose weight when on a gluten free diet?

No: Weight loss is the result of having negative caloric balance, by either reducing your intake or increasing catabolism by exercise, preferably both. Gluten free diet by itself will not help in losing weight if you do not reduce your intake. See this site for more info.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/gluten-free-diet/my01140. ...Read more

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Hypomania or results of a gluten free diet, what to do?

If you mean that: You started a gluten free diet and are now feeling sluggish that is possible. If your doc told you that your have a sensitivity to gluten then avoiding it can lessen your reaction to it, which may have been anxiety, GI problems, etc. Also, people sometimes thing that gluten free means eating as much as you want. Not so. There are still calories to deal with. Please see nutritionist or doc. ...Read more

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How can I get financial assistance for gluten-free food?

How can I get financial assistance for gluten-free food?

You can't.: Not anywhere I know of. But, if you qualify for $ assistance use those resources to buy what you need. ...Read more

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Is a gluten free diet more nutritious than a normal det?

Is a gluten free diet more nutritious than a normal det?

Only if you. ..: A gluten-free diet usually offers no benefit for a healthy person. But for a truly gluten sensitive person, it will change his life. The reason? Gluten damages the small intestine leading to decreased absorption of many essential nutrients not to mention the abdominal discomfort. For a healthy person, a gluten-free diet may help reduce weight since so many temptations will be taken away. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more