living with celiac disease

Celiac disease can take its toll on the mind and body. The one known treatment however, is observing a gluten-free diet. The good news is that there are a number of brands that are dedicated to making your treatment fun and delightful. ginnybakes organics cookies allow you that sweet little indulgence that you’ve been missing. Let’s face it, most gluten free desserts are not too tasty. We urge you to try ours and add our cookies to your routine as your daily indulgence.

faq’s

What is celiac disease?

Celiac disease is a hereditary autoimmune disorder where eating gluten causes damage to the small intestine and other organs. It is estimated that 1 in 100 people worldwide suffer from celiac disease, while 2.5 million americans are undiagnosed. If you have celiac disease, eating gluten triggers an immune reaction that produces damaging inflammation in the small intestine. This results in the destruction of villi, structures that aid the process of absorbing nutrients from food. If left untreated, this can result in serious side effects including damage to the brain and other major organs. common symptoms of celiac disease are: weight loss, bloating, and abdominal pain. Since celiac disease is hereditary, it runs in families. people with a first-degree relative with celiac disease (parent, child, sibling) have a 1 in 10 risk of developing celiac disease. Celiac disease is also known as coeliac disease, celiac sprue, non-tropical sprue, and gluten sensitive enteropathy.

What
exactly is
gluten?

Gluten is a family of proteins found in wheat, barley and rye, and derivatives of these grains. This protein finds its way into bread and a number of items in typical diets like sauces and dressings.

These are foods to avoid at all costs. more likely than not they contain gluten

barley
rye
wheat
pasta
cereals (most)
french fries
malt vinegar
beers, ales, lagers
wheat berries, wheat bran, and wheat germ..

flour, including instant, bread, cake, enriched, graham, and all-purpose flours.
spelt
semolina
durum
bulgar or bulghar
kamut
couscous
tempura crumbs

Proceed with caution and make sure that these are labeled as gluten-free. If you have doubts please consult your doctor.

cereal
oats
soup
salad dressing
snack foods

You have a lot of great options and can use alternatives to recreate your favorite dishes!

meat, fish, chicken
fruit
veggies
nuts
beans
corn
corn starch
flax
millet
buckwheat – has no relation to wheat

quinoa
rice
sorghum
soy
tapioca
butter
canola oil
cheese
chickpeas
eggs

fruit
glucose syrup
polenta
sesame
pure spices
whey
vinegar
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