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Processed Meats Are A Big No-No Processed meats are something you should be wary of, so you might have to say goodbye to the pepperoni on… Trista - November 8, 2020
Pepperoni will be a thing of the past in your new gluten-free diet as processed meats contain gluten. Shutterstock.

Processed Meats Are A Big No-No

Processed meats are something you should be wary of, so you might have to say goodbye to the pepperoni on your pizza. Things like vegetarian burgers also often contain gluten, so make sure to check all labeling on the package. 

You will also need to avoid proteins that have been crumbed in bread, but you can look into alternative versions of this that you can make at home. You’ll also need to be careful of the protein in microwavable dinners. 

Drink your coffee with a big pour of cream or milk and eat all the cheese you want. Shutterstock.

What About Dairy Products?

With dairy products, they are mostly gluten-free. The only concerns are the flavored dairy products, so if you want these, check their labeling for any gluten. You should be able to safely enjoy products such as milk, butter, cheese, cream, sour cream, and yogurt. 

For your other fats and oils, these are gluten-free too. Go ahead and use butter, olive oil, coconut oil, vegetable oil, and avocado oil. You’ll need to stay away from or double-check on cooking sprays you are using or any oils with added spices or flavors. 

Be aware that quite a lot of drinks contain additives that could have gluten in them. Shutterstock.

Wash It All Down

Last but not least are drinks. There are quite a few beverages with additives, which means they more likely than not, contain gluten. There are also alcoholic drinks made with malt and barley, which means you can’t have this on a gluten-free diet. 

Indulge in coffee, tea, 100% fruit juice, and water, of course. Just check the labels of any drinks you are unsure of and do your research. The research will be your best friend as you begin your exciting and tasty gluten-free diet. 

Sources: 

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-is-gluten#medical-conditions

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/gluten-free-foods#1

https://www.glutenfreeliving.com/gluten-free-foods/diet/benefits-of-gluten-free-diet/

https://gfjules.com/going-gluten-free/

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