Gluten has become a part of our everyday life, and sometimes it seems almost impossible to prepare a meal that does not contain it. However, people diagnosed with celiac disease must avoid gluten.
Gluten-free diet regimens usually involve avoiding grains, especially foods that are rich in gluten. Gluten-free diet does not necessarily mean that you should stop eating grains.
We suggest that you read this overview of nine grains that do not contain gluten. Korrina Fotheringham, a world famous American nutritionist, presents nine gluten-free grains. The best thing about these grains is that they are easy to prepare, super-delicious and nutritious.
Amaranth has its origins in South America, and it is rich in fiber and vitamin C. It is excellent for people who are struggling with celiac disease, due to its ability to positively affect the reconstruction of the entire digestive system.
For a full breakfast, you can combine 1/3 cup of amaranth and 3/4 cup of gluten-free oats. Add just a little salt to season it, and pour in 4 cups of water. Let it cook for about half an hour.
Buckwheat is a traditional peasant dish. It is rich in calcium and B vitamins. It has a distinctive and full flavor, and most often it is prepared as a porridge. To prepare buckwheat porridge, cook it on a low heat for 15-20 minutes. Add some butter or olive oil, and a little salt.
Both corn and corn flour are rich in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin A. If you have suffered from celiac disease and need to renew your cells and the amount of vitamin A in your body, polenta is the right thing for you.
We must note that the market is flooded with genetically modified corn and it may be wiser to opt for corn grits from a local farmer.
Corn can be prepared and consumed in many different ways, including polenta. Polenta is a very tasty and nutritious meal made from corn, and it can be served as a side dish to almost any specialty. Grits can be also used as a flour, so make a crispy and delicious pizza crust or anything else you may come up with.
The article continues on page 2… where you will find the rest 6 gluten-free grains.