If gluten is the culprit, it needs to be eliminated from the diet completely, with advice from a doctor. Many stores today, including Godrej Nature’s Basket, have a section of gluten-free foods – pasta, bread, cereal, biscuits and other baked goods. These are delicious and perfectly tailored to suit the gluten intolerant.
Here are some easy food swaps that could come handy:
Food we could use: Corn, rice, quinoa, buckwheat, potatoes, sweet potatoes, nuts, beans, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and milk products, and millets such as ragi, jowar, bajra and rajgira.
Food we could avoid: Wheat bread and flour, cracked wheat (dalia), breakfast cereals, semolina (rawa), cakes and cookies, couscous (which is made with semolina), rye bread, beer and other malted drinks (including malted milk drinks), and some processed meats (sausages, usually made with wheat fillers).
Here are some ideas on how to use gluten-free products on a daily basis:
For a gluten-sensitive or intolerant person, a healthy lifestyle is essential. Here are some tips:
Indian food has perhaps the most healthy and delicious gluten-free choices. A home cooked meal of dal-chawal-sabji is the perfect way to make sure your tummy is happy. And there are so many alternatives to a wheat roti – bhakris made with ragi, jowar or bajra, rice rotis (akki roti and neer dosa), makki roti (maize or corn), etc.
Tune in for more tips and tricks to use in your kitchen…coming soon!