There are an ever increasing number of links and ideas available online to help you decrease or eliminate gluten.
Of course, another way to reduce gluten is to eat more vegetables, fruits and lean meats and fish. Grill up some fresh trout and saute a medley of fresh squash – or bake up local organic chicken, mash your own potatoes, and dress fresh greens from the garden – you definitely won’t miss gluten-filled foods in these tasty and nutritious meals!
A local source of healthy produce items and locally sourced protein choices –healthy food groups which are usually free from gluten– is the Statesville Market and Exchange.
Many foods are gluten-free when they are UNPROCESSED, so a smart strategy for healthy eating is to choose fresh foods and ingredients that have been processed as little as possible, i.e. dried or frozen or canned without additive chemicals.
If you live near a Whole Foods Market (our nearest are currently in Huntersville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Charlotte and Asheville), they offer an online list of gluten-free products available at your local store.
Kroger’s website also has loads of gluten-free information, including lists of gluten-free ingredients, foods, and products, as well as a helpful list of foods that do contain gluten, to avoid.
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