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Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Celiac Disease

A thorough and non-technical guide for gluten-free living.

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Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Celiac Disease: Nutrition You Can Live With, by Kimberly A. Tessmer RD, LD, is a guide for anyone living with celiac disease.

The book provides an overview of both the disease and the diet in terms that are easy to understand. As part of the Tell Me What to Eat series, this book includes an updated food guide, research and information on gluten levels contained in foods, recipes and advice from those with celiac disease and many other resources you might find helpful.

According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found mainly in foods but may also be found in everyday products such as medicines, vitamins, and lip balms.

It is estimated that more than three million Americans are affected by celiac disease. Left untreated, celiac disease can cause a variety of uncomfortable side effects such as bloating, diarrhea, stomach pain and weight loss.

PRO
  • Information on the disease as well as a diet
  • Specially created for those with celiac disease
  • Includes recipes and advice from those with celiac disease
  • Information provided is a non-technical language format making it easy to understand
CON
  • No mention of an exercise plan
  • Gluten-free diets may not be easy for everyone to adapt to
  • Focus is limited to those who suffer from gluten allergies
DIET and NUTRITION

Tell Me What to Eat if I Have Celiac Disease focuses on a diet that will work with your body to reduce symptoms of the disease.

The diet that has been found to work best with this disease is one that is gluten-free. Gluten is a protein found in numerous foods. Some of the most common sources of gluten are wheat, rye and barley; but since these grains are included in scores of pastas, cereals, crackers, processed foods and even sauces and dressings, following a gluten-free diet requires food label reading as well as planning and cooking the right kinds of foods

Tell Me What to Eat If I have Celiac Disease strongly encourages you to have the proper foods on hand, which will make it very convenient for when you need to prepare something quickly.

Below is a list of the “safe” foods that you can eat that are naturally gluten-free, as well as some featured recipes contained within the book.

  • Fresh meats
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Rice
  • Potato products
  • Corn

Featured recipes:

  • Zesty mac and cheese
  • Mexican lasagna
  • Lime meringue pie
  • Lentil soup
  • Morning glory muffins
  • Meatloaf
  • Orange cookies
  • Tex-mex pasta salad
  • Bacon and tomato risotto

Baked goods, pastas and cereals can be eaten also as long as they are prepared with gluten-free grains.

EXERCISE

There is no exercise or fitness plan included in Tell Me What to Eat If I have Celiac Disease.

CONCLUSION

Being diagnosed with any sort of disease can be scary and a bit intimidating. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestines. Tell Me What to Eat If I have Celiac Disease is the type of resource that can help answer questions you might have about the disease.

With this book you are provided with the guidelines to a gluten-free diet that has been researched and proven to help aid in easing the symptoms of celiac disease. A gluten-free diet is the only form of treatment for celiac disease and this type of diet must be followed for life as there is no cure for the disease.

Tell Me What to Eat If I have Celiac Disease can be a helpful tool for those with celiac disease and those who have family members with the disease.

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