If you are suffering from celiac disease, the only way to retain a healthy and comfortable lifestyle is to rid your diet of gluten. Of course, this is easier said than done. Gluten is primarily found in wheat, barley and rye. It is also found in oats but there remains a question mark on whether the gluten in oats causes the allergic reaction. If you cut of the four cereals from your diet, the only major food stuff left for your consumption is rice. Needless, to say, trying to get rid of gluten from your diet and trying to have a celiac diet is an almost impossible task.
However, it certainly is worth a try as the consequences of celiac disease are too serious to be tolerated. It substantially increases your risk of cancer and also wreaks havoc in the functioning of your small intestine.
If given a choice of opting for a celiac diet or continuing to consume gluten, any sensible person ought to opt for the dietary changes. The idea of ridding your diet of wheat, barley and oats may seem like an earthshaking event. However, the truth is that there are many foodstuffs available that will help you enjoy tasty food without adding any gluten to your system. The only thing you have to do is find out all possible celiac diets which do not contain gluten.
If you live in an urban area, you will find it easier to come up with a gluten free diet. Firstly, there are many commercially prepared gluten free foodstuffs available off the shelf. All you need to do is spend more on your food and your problem is solved. However, if you do not live in an urban area or if you cannot afford the substantial increase in your food budget, you will have to search for recipes that will help you prepare the same old dishes in such a manner that it no longer contains any gluten.
You would be surprised to find out that you can prepare not just gluten free meals but also gluten free breads and sweets as well.
So what should your celiac diet consist of? You can continue eating breads as you did before. The only thing is that it should be made of substances that do not contain gluten. Prefer corn, rice, soy, tapioca etc over wheat, barley and rye. Thankfully, you can consume dairy products without any fear of any allergic reaction. Make it a point to search the World Wide Web for food products that do not contain gluten and which do not make the celiac disease worse.
Be very careful when consuming processed foods. You can never be sure whether the product contains gluten or not. It is advisable to completely avoid processed foods until you are certain that it is 100% gluten free.
The celiac disease is slow poison which is found out only after it is too late to cure it permanently. Be prepared to make changes to your lifestyle and make good use of all the resources at your disposal to overcome the disease with minimum inconvenience and difficulties.