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Alcohol in the Celiac Diet

As a celiac, you have to be careful about the beverages you consume. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t have an alcoholic beverage if you choose to. Alcohol is allowed in the celiac diet, as long as you choose the right types of alcohol.

According to the Canadian Celiac  Association Handbook 3rd edition hard liquors such as Rye, Scotch, Vodka etc. are safe for people with Celiac disease.

The reasoning behind allowing these types of liquor is that they don’t have detectable prolamin content. Prolamins are the proteins that damage the small intestine in celiacs.

So if you enjoy these drinks, you’re in luck. Although they are made by fermenting wheat, barley, or rye, these beverages are distilled, making them safe to drink unless otherwise indicated.

Always check the label on anything that you buy, including alcoholic beverages. Some liqueurs and coolers have other ingredients and may not be safe for people with celiac to drink.

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