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Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods for the Gluten Free Diet

What to eat on the gluten free diet

Fighting inflammation with food is all the rage right now. Google “anti-inflammatory foods’ and you get over 26,000,000 hits. Wowza.

But in all seriousness, anti-inflammatory foods are really important for celiac disease. Celiac disease is based in a chronic, inflammatory response so fighting inflammation with food (along with supplements at times) is key.

Inflammation can come from certain foods in the diet. The big culprits are foods high in sugar and refined carbohydrates. Many people, especially when first diagnosed, transition to gluten free products that encourage the inflammatory process.

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Lemon Parmesan New Potatoes

Lemon Parmesan New Potatoes

Delicious new potatoes are hitting the farmers markets and I was right there to pick them up!  One of my favourite time of year is when these little spuds are ready to go.

In the nutrition world, potatoes have an unfair reputation and are pushed aside because they are ‘too high in carbs’ and they have ‘no nutrition, whatsoever.’  But, let me tell you, that couldn’t be further from the truth!

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Strawberry Lavendar Lemonade

Unsweetened Lemonade

This lemonade is a great way to use up all those strawberries that are in season right now!  Relax on the patio and enjoy this lovely summer drink.

There are a few health benefits of this lemonade, including:

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Part 2: Three reasons why you may be tired all the time

Foods to eat for celiac

In Part one, we discussed how an undiagnosed thyroid problem may be contributing to fatigue. I also provided resources of local physicians who would be supportive in helping you to figure out if your thyroid needs some special attention.

Today, we are talking food. Especially, B vitamins (folate and B12) and iron. These nutrients play a very special role in energy production. And when a gluten free diet is started, we actually increase the risk of becoming deficient in these nutrients. The result can be low energy, fatigue, this general ‘blah’ feeling, canker sores, pale skin, muscle weakness, and a foggy mind.

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Tumeric and Mint Iced Tea

Tumeric Iced Tea

A simple, slightly sweetened iced tea.  The tumeric flavour is not strong, so it’s a good introduction recipe if you may be new to turmeric.

Tumeric is hugely popular these days popping up in a number of recipes.  Curcumin is the active component in turmeric which is well know for it’s anti- inflammatory power. You could google turmeric and thousands of results would pop out. Actually, I did just google it and 19,800,000 results popped up in 0.92 seconds. Yowzer! That’s a lot.

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Real Life Advice from a Dietitian Living with Celiac Disease