Yeast and the Gluten Free Diet

Question: Is yeast considered gluten-free? From, Rusty Answer: Dear Rusty, This is a great question. If you are referring to baker’s yeast used in most bread products to help them rise, then yes, this type of yeast is gluten-free. The same goes for nutritional yeast, which is often used as a flavor enhancer or as Read more…

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The Oat Controversy…Yeah, Still.

Whether or not patients with Celiac Disease and/or gluten sensitivity can safely eat oat products is a debate that has been raging for years and a clear answer still seems nowhere in sight. Some studies show that oats can be safely consumed and others show that they cannot. As with many nutrition-related concepts, actual “facts” Read more…

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…That Tricky Celiac Disease

Hi G-Free Foodies, I’d like to introduce you to the newest member of the Gluten Free Advocates & Experts crew, Andrew Steingrube! Andrew has a Master’s Degree in Nutritional Science and a passion for healthy eating & helping people live well. He’s full of information & looking forward to helping us all live deliciously Gluten Read more…

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Maltodextrin and Allergen Labeling

I know that malt contains gluten. Is maltodextrin (found in chips, breads) safe for people with celiac disease? From, Kate Answer: Hi Kate, The ingredient “maltodextrin” in FDA-regulated food is considered gluten-free if the ingredient list and/or the “Contains” statement do not include the word “wheat.” Please note that maltodextrin is generally considered gluten-free even when derived Read more…

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Enduring the Loss to Get to the Gain

So, it’s been an interesting couple of years since my doctor suggested I may have Celiac Disease – I can certainly say that my perspective on loss has changed tremendously – which led to my life getting so much better. When I first went G-Free, I was focused on what I couldn’t have – pasta, Read more…

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Gluten Free Easter Candy List

Gluten Free Easter Candy List Courtesy: MyGlutenFacts.com Seasonal treats such as Easter chocolate & candy sometimes have a different GF status than similar products made by the same brand. Since seasonal treats are produced once a year, and sold for a limited time only, food manufacturers sometimes outsource the production of these items to other Read more…

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