Once considered an obscure malady, celiac disease now affects one out of every 133 Americans, according to a watershed study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in 2003. Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder, meaning the immune system treats gluten—the elastic protein in wheat, spelt, barley, and rye—as a toxin. Celiac disease is four times more common today than it was five decades ago, according to 2009 research performed at the Mayo Clinic. For every person with celiac, experts believe there may be many more who have nonceliac gluten intolerance. Read more on celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
Grocery shopping made easy
Finding enough safe and wholesome foods that won’t break the bank at the supermarket can seem daunting. But you can simplify your next trip to the grocery store with these tips for discovering affordable gluten-free options.
- Get label savvy
- Spend wisely
- Write it off
- Products that may or may not contain gluten
- Oats: Gluten free or not?
Favorite GF products from DL editors
From breakfasts, snacks, and desserts, to pastas, breads, baking mixes, and frozen foods, gluten-free products have come and long way over the past five years and Delicious Living editors have sleuthed out the best of the best!
- Gluten-free breakfasts
- Gluten-free snacks
- Gluten-free pasta and bread
- Gluten-free baking mixes and desserts
- Gluten-free frozen foods
Raising gluten-free kids
From school parties to sleep overs, the gluten-free diet presents unique challenges for kids. Here's how to nurture a happy gluten-free household.
- Get informed and foster acceptance
- Educate your child's day care or school
- Make tasty gluten-free party treats
- Prepare them for college
Gluten-free cooking and baking
No need to give up your favorite foods! Despite some restrictions, you can still be a foodie and whip up a deliciously balanced diet.