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Preparing a Safe Gluten Free Meal for Those with Celiac Disease

Preparing a safe gluten free meal for those with celiac disease is easy, as long as you know what ingredients you can use and are careful to avoid cross-contamination.

The first thing to understand is that people with celiac disease are not just being picky when they ask for a gluten free meal. Celiac disease is a condition in which gluten damages the absorptive surface of the intestine. People with this condition must eat gluten free meals. If there is any gluten in the meal, they may suffer painful symptoms.

Gluten free recipes can be found in abundance on the Internet and in bookstores. You can find links to some in the resources section of this website.

Follow these tips, be scrupulous about cleanliness, check your labels—and have a great meal!

Avoid contamination with products containing gluten:

Make safe choices:

Avoid foods containing gluten from wheat, rye, barley, oats, and triticale:

Watch out for hidden sources of gluten:

Beware of the above ingredients in such foods as:

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