Cutting out bread and other foods containing wheat shouldn’t harm your health if you do it properly. Wheat is one of our staple foods and lots of wheat products, such as breakfast cereals, are fortified with vitamins and minerals.

How To Go On A Wheat-Free Diet

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In the past, there was a danger of running short of essential nutrients like B vitamins and iron if you cut out wheat. But nowadays there’s a good range of widely available wheat-free alternatives that won’t compromise a balanced diet.

“There are great wheat substitutes that you can buy off the supermarket shelf now. Go for gluten-free bread and try other types of grains, such as quinoa, corn, and rice,” says Dr. Skypala. “Just make sure you substitute other equally nutritious foods for the wheat-based ones you’re cutting out.”

Be sure to cut out all wheat from your diet. Some sources of wheat are obvious, such as bread, but others are less so, such as soy sauce.

Foods That Contain Wheat

Bread
Pasta
Cereals
Couscous
Cakes and pastries
Biscuits
Doughnuts
Hydrolysed vegetable protein (HVP)
Beer
Soy sauce
Wheat-free foods

Some Unexpected Sources of Wheat

Ale
Asian dishes can feature wheat flour flavored and shaped to look like beef, pork, and shrimp.
Baked goods
Baking Mixes
Batter-fried foods
Beer
Breaded foods
Breakfast cereals
Candy
Country-style wreaths are often decorated with wheat products
Crackers
Hot dogs
Imitation crab meat
Ice cream
Marinara sauce
Playdough
Potato chips
Processed Meats
Rice cakes
Salad dressings
Sauces
Soups
Turkey Patties

Following Foods are a great alternative to wheat-based ones:

Porridge, Rice Krispies, and corn flakes
Buckwheat pasta
Quinoa

Gluten-free isn’t the same as wheat-free. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other grains like spelt (which is a form of wheat), barley, triticale, and rye. A baker might use wheat flour that’s had its gluten removed (known as wheat starch) to make a loaf of bread.

Sources & References:
www.nhs.uk
www.foodallergy.org
www.webmd.com

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