Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease where the surface of the small intestine
that absorbs nutrients from food is damaged by a substance called gluten.
We offer support to people diagnosed with celiac disease by providing information
about celiac disease and about how to live with celiac disease in Kingston You’ll
find resources to help you understand and manage a gluten free diet, as well as advice
on where to shop and eating out at restaurants.
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Foods Celiacs Must Avoid
People with celiac disease must avoid eating foods made from wheat, rye, barley,
and oats. These grains contain the particular gluten proteins that make celiacs sick.
Oats contain only very small amounts of these gluten proteins, but most of the oats
used by the food industry have been contaminated with other gluten-containing grains
or flours during storage, transport, milling, or processing, and are not safe to
In some cases, it’s easy to figure out if a food contains gluten. Baked goods and
pastas are two examples of foods that you probably know celiacs must avoid. But gluten
may also be a hidden ingredient, showing up in foods such as soups, sauces, and salad
For information on product that are gluten free please refer to the Canadian Celiac