Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, malts and triticale (a hybrid of wheat and rye). Gluten-free diets are used to manage cases of celiac disease. People with celiac disease experience inflammation of the small intestine due to gluten consumption.
If you are considering switching to a gluten-free diet, it may not be as difficult as you think. You likely already eat many gluten-free foods, and it is now possible to find substitutions for common foods that do contain gluten. Some foods that are naturally gluten-free include:
- Beans, seeds and nuts
- Fresh eggs
- Fresh meat, poultry and fish
- Fruits and vegetables
- Most dairy products
While many grains contain gluten, there are also many gluten-free grains that can be part of your diet, such as:
No matter what your reasons for going gluten-free, following a gluten-free diet can be frustrating at first, because many common foods that we eat every day contain gluten in one form or another. Despite any initial frustration, it is possible to avoid gluten while still eating a healthy, delicious, balanced diet. Pita Jungles' extensive menu offers several gluten-free items to suit any diet. Explore our complete allergen chart to find meals to suit all your dietary concerns at http://www.pitajungle.com/nutrition/allergen-chart/.