Monday, May 26, 2014

The Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide

Do you like to play a guessing game with your health?
Do you want to let chance decide if you will be in pain or not?
How bout this?  Does shopping for food feel like gambling to you?

Odd Questions, right?  Of course, to anyone with out a gluten intolerance or free from Celiac Disease, these questions seem odd.

If your body has decided that it is going to attack itself due to eating wheat, barley, rye, and oats, these questions make perfect sense to you.

Often shopping can be nightmarish for people with Celiac Disease or people who have trouble consuming gluten.  We wonder if we are buying and consuming products that will allow us health or if we will have that sudden fear that comes up when you realize that something you have eaten clearly contains gluten.  Which product was it?  How can I avoid it next time? Why aren't the laws more protective of my health?

The Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide by Triumph Dining (Dave Morris & Bob Stamatatos) is a must have guide for anyone with gluten issues!  The guide starts with amazing information about laws, labels and limitations, sharing with the desperate shopper, things to avoid, things to look out for and things that can often be deceiving.

It is a quick and easy, mentally digestible, introduction to where we stand as the allergically challenged trying to afford a healthy meal in America, with an impressive list of foods that are fully consumable by the gluten prohibitive digestive system.  It is an honest guide counseling the reader to read the ingredients of any product to be certain.

For the items that are in the grey areas they have come up with a symbol system to categorize those products that might be subject to cross-contamination, products that have been under gluten-free testing, products that are guaranteed GF, and products that were GF last year but the report hasn't been reconfirmed.

The listing of products includes just about every product brand and grocery store consumable one can think of.  The list is a thoroughly impressive  44,000+,   and for me gave me the happy feeling that food I can consume with freedom is bountiful, a very positive feature!

I have been gluten free for over ten years and I am grateful for this guide that now has a permanent place in my car with my reusable grocery bags!

Heres to GF bounty thanks to Triumph Dining!