Healthy Food Alternatives for Celiac Disease Patients

Proteins that are found in the cereals like rye, barley, triticale, oats, wheat and its other forms like semolina, durum, emmer, spelt, etc are called gluten. In literal terms, it represents the “glue” which holds the cereal molecules together. It’s not only found in cereals but also in other food products like ketch-up, ice-creams, baked food, bread & beer. Most people in the world find it hard to digest gluten and their body negatively responds in stomachaches, headaches, bloating, diarrhea, smelly feces, sudden weight loss, etc.

As Indian diet majorly includes the food prepared from cereals so, it becomes really difficult for gluten allergic person to find the alternatives. But don’t worry! Idietitianpro is here to help you out in choosing the right diet plan for celiac disease patients.

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Vegetable Dishes

Vegetables are naturally rich in so many nutrients like minerals, fibers and vitamins. With a wide variety of veggies available in the market, you have a lot of options to choose from.

You can have them in raw form or cooked. Also, keeping in mind the Indian diet culture, it’s not so hard to cope up with this alternative.


Call it an Indian traditional trait or taste enhancement factor but Indians just love to have yogurt and buttermilk with the meal. So, nourish your taste buds with the healthy yogurt which is highly rich in vitamin B-12 & potassium. It calms down your stomach and keep it full.

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If you don’t have any problem with eating non-vegetarian food then this indeed is the best food back-up for you. Meat not only tastes good but are highly rich in proteins. But before consuming meat from the market always ensure if they are coated with refined flour. If so, then forbid that kind of food because flour is one of the major food which triggers gluten allergy.


The best substitute for the ones who are allergic to gluten but can’t consume meat. A powerhouse of protein, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, vitamin B2, vitamin A, cheese can foster the cravings for good food. It is indeed the best and tastiest alternative to add nutritional value to the gluten-allergic body.

Sago or Sabudana

Sago is starch which is extracted from the piths, spongy centre of the palm trees. Rich in Vitamin K, calcium and iron it is a great alternative for your cereal allergy. There are a lot of dishes which are cooked from it being the major food ingredient like kheer, khichdi and even chips.

The above mentioned are some foods that a person suffering from the celiac disease should put under consuming consideration. Idietitianpro here is trying to help you out with the celiac disease diet plan in India so that you lead a better & healthy life.

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